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Basil Pesto



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Basil Pesto

  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 2 Lemon peel, strips (use a vegetable peeler)
  • 1 --- fresh basil, bunch
  • 1/2 lemons, or more to taste
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese
  • 60 g extra virgin olive oil, or more to taste
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
  • 7
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Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Add pine nuts to bowl and roast Varoma/4 min/Counter-clockwise operationspeed 1. Set aside.
    2. Add the two strips of lemon peel to the bowl and zest, speed 7/10 seconds. Scrape down and repeat.
    3. Add everything except olive oil to the bowl: pine nuts, basil (leaves and soft stems), lemon juice, garlic and cheese. Mix speed 6/2 seconds.
    4. Add the olive oil. Mix again, speed 6/2 seconds for a chunkier pesto (how I like it). If you prefer it smoother, mix it for a second or 2 longer.

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If using block cheese, grate it prior to toasting pine nuts. Omit the cheese entirely if you would prefer it to be dairy free.
Pine nuts could be substituted with cashews - I probably wouldn't bother roasting them first though.
Play around with quantities to suite your taste. I love a little lemony kick with the zest.
The more olive oil you use, the longer it will last. The oil helps keep the basil looking green. Drizzle a little oil over it before storing in the fridge to help preserve it longer.

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