TRADITIONAL PINE NUT PESTO

Traditional-Pesto

I’ve been making this pesto for years now and absolutely love it. It uses the traditional pine nut that gives it that distinct ‘Mediterranean’ flavour you just can’t beat. I sometimes mix it up a bit using cashew nuts or macadamias, but always keep coming back to this one. Simple, beautiful, delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bunch of basil leaves (leaves only)
  • 3 medium cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of raw organic pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated (deli bought blocks are recommended for quality)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of olive oil (depending on the consistency you like)

Method:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together in the food processor until you have the consistency you are after (adding extra olive oil if needed).

Inspiration:

Use pesto as a side to any main dish or as the star ingredient in any Pesto Pasta.

Read more at: Affordable Wholefoods

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