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Homemade Pesto…

Why buy bottled pesto when you can make this simple and fresh homemade pesto within minutes. Read more...

Why buy bottled pesto when you can make this simple and fresh homemade pesto within minutes… 



2 cups fresh basil leaves, rinsed and dried

⅓ cup pine nuts

2 cloves garlic, crushed

⅓ cup Cobram Estate extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to seal

Sea salt

¼ cup parmesan or pecorino cheese freshly grated



Traditionally you can use a mortar and pestle to pound ingredients together or alternatively a blender or food processor can be used. (I have used a mini food processor for this recipe )

If not using your pesto immediately, sterilise a glass jar to store the pesto.

Place basil, pine nuts, garlic and pinch of salt in food processor and blend. While the motor is running pour in the olive gradually in a thin stream. Turn off and scrape down the sides.

Once evenly blended stir in the cheese and place in the clean sterile jar if not using immediately.

Toss through your hot cooked pasta of choice.

I like to serve mine with crispy bacon or pancetta and parmesan. 🙂


Important : Seal the top of the jar with a film of olive oil (so the pesto will not discolour) and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.


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54 comments on “Homemade Pesto…

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  3. I love pesto, but have never attempted to make it at home. Sounds so easy! xx

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  4. I am definitely into making my own pestos’ and sauces than buying them, as the taste is so much yummier [is that a word?] Thanks for making me hungry again 🙂

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  5. Nothing beats a good homemade pesto! It looks delicious!!

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  6. This sounds soooo delicious, I must make it myself!


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  7. this looks so good, thanks for sharing!

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  8. coffeeandcoats

    I love making homemade pesto!! I prefer it so much! Love your blog XX

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  9. I’m so terrible in the kitchen, I wish I were better because this looks and sounds amazing!

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  10. Definitely better when homemade. Not only will it taste better, but all of the ingredients are easily recognisable.

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  11. I loooooooooooooooooove pesto! And you’re right, homemade pesto really is the best!

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  12. Mmmm that looks amazing! Does it keep well?? xx

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  13. I love homemade pesto and that is a great tip about the olive oil..Thank you 🙂

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  14. Mmmmm I love me some pesto, but never made my own. This looks really simple though!

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  15. abrightclearweb

    Yummy! The only thing I need is a conversion table… measurements in cups always confuse us Brits!

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  16. What a lovely pesto 🙂 Always a great thing to have on hand!


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  18. yum! This looks so delicious =o) i would love to enjoy a homemade bowl of pesto for dinner!

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  19. I love Pesto, never thought of making it so will give it a go 🙂

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  20. Delicious it looks Lorelle. Nothing like homemade pesto! 🙂 xx


  21. coatandcoffee

    This sounds delicious! I always make my own pesto, as I find it tastes the best when it’s fresh!


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  22. Awesome! It’s now definitely in my list of things to try out! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

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  23. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  24. Oh I absolutely love pesto. Delish!

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  25. I love making my own pesto! So much better then buying it in a jar. All fresh ingredients you can control.

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  26. what a perfect recipe of pesto! I want to try to make it!

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