A weekday favourite of mine that is way simpler too make than it may seem. If you’re lazy (like I usually am), use a blender. If a bit more ambitious use a mortar & pestle.
What you need (four approximately 3-4 persons)
Basil, about 5 deciliters of fresh leaves
2 Tablespoons of pine nuts
1 clove of garlic
1/2 deciliter of grated parmesan cheese
Salt & olive oil
How to make the pesto:
1. Toast the pine nuts until golden, but not burnt. Set aside.
2. Peel and roughly chop the garlic.
3. Put garlic, basil, parmesan and nuts in a blender. Mix to a paste.
4. Add olive oil, little by little while continuing to mix until the pesto reaches a thick, slightly runny texture. Season with salt.
Serve with pasta, on pizza, a sandwich or just eat it straight from the jar, it’s that good. ☺️