February 20, 2016

Lately I have been inundated with basil in my garden! I always make sure I have plenty on hand to make my fave recipe! I have never been able to curb carbs, in fact I eat pasta almost every day. My all time favourite pasta topping is....PESTO! It is so easy to make and keeps in your fridge to use as a dip, spread or topping!


Be warned your basil plants may look bald after cooking this - but it will grow back in no time :) there is NOTHING better than fresh Pesto :)



  • 2 cups basil leaves, coarsely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup (45g) toasted pine nuts

  • 1/3 cup (35g) finely grated parmesan

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil, plus extra



  • Place the basil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. (Alternatively, place ingredients in a mortar and pound with a pestle until well combined).

  • With the motor running, gradually add the oil in a thin, steady stream until well combined and a smooth paste forms. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Transfer to an airtight container and pour over a little extra oil to cover the pesto surface (this will prevent the basil from oxidising and turning black).

ENJOY with a nice glass of red ;)






Please reload

Featured Posts

Your sustainable life

February 14, 2016

Please reload

Recent Posts

April 4, 2016

March 15, 2016

February 28, 2016

February 25, 2016

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Basic Square