Home-made Pesto


Pesto has so much flavors and only takes about 5 minutes to create. Very easy made in a food processor, or using a mortar and pestle.

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Home-made pesto
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-04-21, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 5 minutes.

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Updated at: 24-03-2021

5 minutes 2 people Sauces
Home-made pesto


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  • a little more than a handful of basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Grana Padano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 dl good quality olive oil (0.4 cups)
  • pepper and salt to taste
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  • Food processor or pestle and mortar
  • Grater

Home-made Pesto

5 minutes 2 people Sauces

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Making the home-made pesto -- 5 minutes

Grate the grana padano or parmesan cheese and peel the garlic cloves. Combine basil leaves, pine nuts, peeled garlic cloves, grated grana padano and olive oil in the food processor.

Home-made pesto
Home-made pesto

It will only take a few minutes to create a smooth mixture. Season with pepper and salt. Actually, that's all there is to it. Very easy for something so delicious. Use it to create a lovely pasta dish, or use it on fish, meat or even pizza. Enjoy!

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