Purple Pesto


Purple Pesto
You may already be familiar with the classic green basil pesto , but here is a version with purple basil that gives a very aesthetic purple pesto with a more peppery taste, quite similar to ginger.
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Last modified on: August 7th 2022

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For 400 g, you will need:
  • 1 pine nuts 125 g pine nuts
  • 2 Purple basil 1 bunch Purple basil
  • 3 lemon 1 lemon
  • 4 olive oil 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) 125 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan)
  • 6 salt salt
  • 7 pepper pepper
  • 8 olive oil 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Total weight: 500 grams

Change these quantities to make: 200 g 400 g 800 g 1 kg 200 g
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
11 min.8 min.19 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 8 min.
Purple Pesto : Photo of step #1
Roast 125 g pine nuts in a small pan over medium heat until golden brown.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Purple Pesto : Photo of step #2
Remove all the stems from the purple basil, keeping only the leaves.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Purple Pesto : Photo of step #3
In a high-sided container, pour the basil leaves, roasted pine nuts, juice and zest of 1 lemon and 5 tablespoons olive oil.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Purple Pesto : Photo of step #4
Mix a first time.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Purple Pesto : Photo of step #5
Add grated 125 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan), salt and pepper and mix again adding 3 tablespoons olive oil, adjust the volume of olive oil to obtain a paste not too thick.

Your purple pesto is ready.
Remarks
The second addition of olive oil is very indicative, do not hesitate to adapt more or less to the result obtained.
Keeping
Several days in the refrigerator in a closed jar
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,480 Kcal or 10,383 Kj69 gr37 gr229 gr
124 %26 %3 %35 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
496 Kcal or 2,077 Kj14 gr7 gr46 gr
25 %5 %1 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 400 g : 8.28 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan)Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rice à l'italienne, Spaghetti Carbonara, Spaghetti with smoked salmon, Cashew-nut and Parmesan biscuits, Gnocchi alla romana, ... All
Pine nutsPine nuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Greek-style stuffed courgettes, Greek Pesto, Kalamata Salad, Spinach and ricotta ravioli, Pesto, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Preserved tomatoes, Tabbouleh, Cheese and tomato tart, Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole, Mexican salad, ... All
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