The Perfect Pesto

Cook time 5 minutes
Servings 100ml

Ingredients

1 clove garlic
Pinch salt
1 large bunch basil, leaves picked
40g parmesan, finely grated
50g pine nuts
¼-½ lemon, juiced
100ml extra virgin olive oil

The Perfect Pesto

Method

Place the garlic and salt in a mortar and pound with a pestle until a sticky paste forms.

Add two large handfuls of basil leaves, and bruise in a circular motion until it starts to break down.

Once the basil leaves are broken down, add the pine nuts, lemon juice and parmesan cheese and grind until well combined. Once a paste has formed, add the olive oil and mix everything together until combined.

Check seasoning and add more salt or lemon if necessary.