I love pesto.
I especially love making and eating my own, home-made pesto.
I love making it so much I thought it was time I shared my tried and tested recipe for ‘Perfect Pesto’!
This recipe is incredibly easy and, once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to go for the shop-bought stuff again. Having said that, it is useful to have a jar of ready-made pesto in the store cupboard in case of unexpected supper guests or a lack of fresh ingredients but, once you’ve made your own, you’ll find it hard to settle for anything else.
I absolutely love the smell of the fresh ingredients when everything is sitting out and ready to go into the mixer and I love watching it turn bright green as the basil starts to break down. It takes literally 10 minutes to make and is ideal for a quick lunch or light evening meal.
Occasionally, if I’m feeling particularly Domestic Goddess-y, I use a large pestle and mortar to grind down the ingredients by hand but, if I’m starving and want to make it quickly, I just throw everything into my smoothie-maker or food processor – whichever happens to be closest at the time – zuzz it all up and et voila!! Perfect, fresh pesto – every time.
If you like you can make double the quantity and store some of it in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days to use with another dish.
I do hope you enjoy this super-easy pesto recipe. Let me know how you get on.