Home-made Pesto

I always like the taste of pesto, and then bingo, found a home-made pesto!

Perfect! I know what will go with my toast in the mornings!


2 cups washed basil leaves (pack in cup well)
4 cloves of garlic (we love garlic, so use less if you like)
1/4 cup Pine nuts ( or sunflower seeds )
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Dump everything but the oil into a food processor and process until everything comes together. About six seconds or so. Using a flexible scraper, scrape down the sides of the bowl and process again for another six seconds.

Slowly add the oil, using only enough for its intended purpose. What does that mean? Use less oil when you are using this as a topping in let’s say a pizza or on top of chicken or fish.

If you are using it as a dip or bread topper, use a little more oil to create a looser consistency.