Homemade Pesto SauceMake it at home yourself!

Homemade Pesto Sauce is a great standby if you have no store bought bottles in the pantry.  It tastes so much better fresh and there are so many different types to try.  They’re delicious stirred through some freshly cooked pasta.…

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Homemade Pesto Sauce is a great standby if you have no store bought bottles in the pantry.  It tastes so much better fresh and there are so many different types to try.  They’re delicious stirred through some freshly cooked pasta.  Here is just a couple for you to try!

serves
1
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
12
difficulty
easy
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Ingredients

Homemade Basil Pesto

  • 2 cups Basil Leaves
  • 60 grams Cashew lightly toasted
  • 2 Garlic Cloves coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Oil good olive oil (cold pressed)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese Grated

Parsely and Macadamia Pesto

  • 1 1/2 cups Parsley
  • 80 grams Macadamia Nuts (shelled)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese finely grated

Method

Homemade Basil Pesto.

  1. In a food processor, combine the basil, cashews, garlic and salt.
  2. Slowly pour in the olive oil and cheese.
  3. Serve over fresh pasta or as a base for a pizza.
  4. Spoon into greased ice cube trays, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until required.

Parsley and Macadamia Pesto.

  1. In a food processor combine the parsley leaves, macadamia nuts and garlic until almost smooth.
  2. Keep the food processor switched on whilst gently adding in the olive oil in a continuous stream.
  3. Just before switching it off, throw in the parmesan cheese.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and serve immediately.  Season if required.

Notes

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Homemade Pesto Sauce is suitable to freeze. Spoon mixture into a well greased ice cube tray. Will hold well in the freezer for six - 12 months.


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