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How To Make Pesto Sauce

How To Make Pesto Sauce

Pesto Sauce Recipe. It's classic, it's easy, and best of all, there's no cooking involved! Follow our expert led guide to whipping up this delicious Italian sauce. Devour our Pesto Sauce recipe.

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
4
Prep =
10m
Total =
10m

Step 1: You will need

  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 50 g pecorino cheese
  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • handful fresh basil
  • 1 cheese grater
  • 1 pestle and mortar

Step 2: Crush

Tear the basil leaves off the stems and place into the mortar. Crush them with the pestle. Add 50 grams, which is about a handful of pine nuts, and grind. Crush the garlic with the knife blade, chop off each end and peel. Add to the mortar and continue crushing. Keep going until the mixture is reduced to a paste.

Step 3: Mix

Grate 50 grams of pecorino cheese, and add to the mortar. While you are stirring, gradually pour in the extra virgin olive oil. Have a taste, and add a touch of salt and pepper if you think it needs it.

Step 4: Serve

Stir through some freshly cooked pasta, and garnish with some grated pecorino cheese.