Traditional Italian Pesto | How to make Traditional Italian Pesto

By Ruchira Hoon  |  5th Jan 2016  |  
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  • Traditional Italian Pesto, How to make Traditional Italian Pesto
Traditional Italian Pestoby Ruchira Hoon
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  • Cook Time

    10

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About Traditional Italian Pesto Recipe

Forget that blender and grab that mortar and pestle. You're probably going to eat the best pesto of your life if you make this recipe

Traditional Italian Pesto

Ingredients to make Traditional Italian Pesto

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • salt to taste
  • squeeze of lemon
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 tblsp extra virgin olive oil

How to make Traditional Italian Pesto

  1. Start by crushing the pine nuts in the mortar and pestle. Pound till they are coarse, keep aside.
  2. Now pound garlic and salt together until they are squishy and soft. Add in a handful of the basil leaves, bruise and crush well. Add a bit of the nuts and cheese and pound.
  3. Keep repeating this process until you have exhausted all the leaves, nuts and cheese. Add in the lemon juice and adjust seasoning. Mix in the extra virgin olive oil and serve with the pasta of your choice.

Reviews for Traditional Italian Pesto (3)

sana Tungekar3 months ago

Wow ,! Is it ok to use cheese other thAn Parmesean
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Shrabani Banerjee2 years ago

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Ruchira Hoon2 years ago

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