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Pesto

Pesto

Pesto is an Italian sauce made from pine nuts, Parmesan and basil. It's very simple but quite delicious, and goes particularly well with pasta.

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Last modified on: May 12th 2017

For 300 g, you will need:

Change for: 100 g 150 g 300 g 600 g 900 g

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
17 min.5 min.22 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

1 Pesto : Photo of step #1Put 150 g pine nuts in a pan without any oil. Dry roast briefly over high heat, stirring frequently.

Set aside.
5 min.
2 Pesto : Photo of step #2Peel 1 garlic clove, remove the green shoot and chop. Pick the leaves off the 3 bunches basil. 10 min.
3 Pesto : Photo of step #3Pour the juice of 1 lemon and 4 tablespoons olive oil in a blender (always the liquid part in first), then add pine nuts, garlic, basil, 100 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) grated, salt and pepper. 2 min.
4 Pesto : Photo of step #4Blend, adding a thin stream of olive oil gradually until it produces a fairly thick paste, something like the consistency of jam.

Your pesto is ready. If you are not going to use it right away, put it in a sealed jar in the fridge, where it will keep for several days.
5 min.
5 Pesto : Photo of step #5Appreciate pesto at its best on plain pasta, with a few shavings of Parmesan: a pure delight.

Remarks

In this recipe the proportions are not all that important, so you can vary them (a little more, a little less) according to your taste. If you are fond of garlic, for example, you can double the quantity indicated.

It's not absolutely necessary to roast the pine nuts, but I find that it gives the pesto a richer flavour.


If you don't have any pine nuts, you can use walnuts instead.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
270163 gr44 gr253 gr
135 %24 %4 %38 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
48711 gr8 gr46 gr
24 %4 %1 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 300 g : 13.13 €

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