FRESH PESTO RECIPE FOR BLW

FRESH PESTO RECIPE FOR BLW

The beauty of fresh pesto is that it is bright, herbaceous & SO easy to make. With nutritious ingredients like fresh basil, pine-nuts & garlic, it makes for a wonderful addition to finger foods. You can use it as a sauce over pasta or grains, as a spread on toast fingers, or you can dip vegetable spears (like steamed carrots) into pesto for added nutrition & flavor!


I will find any excuse to use my mortar and pestle, but a quick whiz in the blender will also do the trick! Just don’t blend for too long though or the basil leaves will oxidize.

Ingredients:

1 oz fresh basil

1 garlic clove

1/4 cup pine-nuts

1/2 cup parmesan

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

pinch sea salt

Mortar & Pestle method:

Grind garlic & salt until minced.

Add basil & crush until a paste forms.

Add pine-nuts & pound until combined.

Then stir through parmesan & olive oil.

Store in airtight container in the fridge.

Blender method: pulse basil, garlic, salt & pine-nuts until a paste forms.

Move to a bowl & stir though olive oil & parmesan. 


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