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- Smash the garlic, the basil and the nuts with a pestle in a mortar until everything is as little as possible. Add the grated cheese, mix and add the oil.
- Pesto can be prepared and stored in an hermetic tin.
- Enjoy it! Karina.
Pesto only really works with pine kernals (or as a last resort - walnuts) and you really need much more basil to get the true flavour
Nope, sorry, this is a garlic condiment, not pesto. Pesto needs at least 1 - 2 cups -- and I press in those leaves -- of basil. Karina, no harm meant -- you could perhaps develop this recipe further as a garlic sauce. Do not see these reviews as a reflection on your skills. At a guess, you perhaps have never had access to a glut of basil and had to make do with very little. Also, specify the nuts: it should be pine nuts, which is very expensive, or walnuts. Don't worry about this, you should see MY dud recipes.
Agreed w/prev reviews-- Don't even try this recipe! You need about a cup of tightly packed fresh basil leave and either pine nuts or walnuts w/about 1/4 cup olive oil for a real pesto. Plus some parmesan cheese. Oh, and maybe just one clove (or 2 if small) of garlic. I would not even waste my time trying this.