Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Lovely over any pasta, the traditional way is to to crush everything in a mortar with a pestle, but this recipe uses the quick way!! A blender !! A quick and easy pesto sauce.
- 25 g basil leaves
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon pine nuts
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
- 1⁄4 cup pecorino cheese (grated)
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Wash and dry the basil, put basil into the blender with the garlic and pine nuts, pulsate and then add the cheese's whilst blending add the oil a little at a time until reaching the desired consistency. Just before serving season and if sauce is not moist enough add 2- 3 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water or if you prefer white wine to moisten the sauce.
- Serve over any pasta.
- This quantity should be enough to dress about 350gr pasta.
Love this! Thank you!
So so yummy! I used a food processor and I love it how easy is to put together. I grow basil on my balcony so I'll make this a lot in the summer. I used walnuts instead of the pine nuts.
Yum! Very fresh tasting with a nice tang. I made to use as part of another recipe but enjoyed some over crusty bread as an afternoon snack.