Roman Holiday - Summer Pesto
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Whizz up an easy peasy lemon squeezy pesto with organic pine nuts, garlic, basil and lemon.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A large handful of basil
  • A handful of mint
  • 1 lemon
From your kitchen
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Set a frying pan over high heat. Add your pine nuts. Lower heat. Toast till just golden.

  • 2.

    Add the pine nuts to a food processor. Cut a slice from your garlic clove. Add it.

  • 3.

    Pluck out any tough basil and mint stalks. Add the leaves and any softer stalks to the food processor.

  • 4.

    Add a good pinch of salt and olive oil. Grate in the zest of your lemon. Add a squeeze of juice. Blend till smooth.

  • 5.

    Taste. Add a little more salt, lemon or garlic, if you like.

  • 6.

    No food processor? Finely chop the herbs and garlic. Add to a big bowl with the remaining ingredients. Use the bottom of a glass or jam jar to crush everything together till you’ve got a nice pesto-y paste.

  • 7.

    DID YOU KNOW? Pine nuts come from a special type of pine tree – which looks like a giant Christmas trees. The pine nuts are actually seeds, which are hidden inside the pine cones.

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