Sunday, September 8, 2013

Basil Pesto

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Adapted from Taste

50 grams cashew nuts or pine nuts - toasted
50-60 grams Parmesan cheese - grated
11/2 cups basil leaves
5 tbsp olive oil
a pinch of salt
1-2 cloves garlic

Add all the ingredients except the oil in a food processor and process it till everything is finely chopped. With the processor running, slowly drizzle the oil so that everything is well combined and you get a pesto with the desired consistency.

To serve: Pesto can be used as a dip or a spread on sandwiches. It makes a great pasta sauce, simply add a few teaspoons of pesto to freshly boiled pasta for a simple fuss free meal.

Spaghetti with basil pesto