Home made pesto

basil plant

A couple of years ago a friend told me that home made pesto was really easy to make, although it took me until today to finally give it a try…she was right!

You need to have a liquidiser or a hand blender (I used a hand blender). Throw in:
– a big handful of basil
– a small garlic clove (I used a big one, and it was a overpowering)
– the juice of half a lemon
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– salt & pepper

Blend until smooth.


Ta-da! (or should I say hey-pesto?) Your pesto is ready for you to use as you wish…
…you could cook a piece of fish with a pesto herb crust
…you could use it to make a toasted cheese and tomato sandwich a little posh
…you could serve it with pasta

I served mine with courgette ribbon pasta, a dash of cream and chopped up a little both fresh and sun dried tomatoes.


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Christina Hunter

I'm a personal trainer who loves to cook and eat so I started a blog to share my food, recipes and experiences.

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