Basil Pesto

By Ruchira Hoon  |  23rd Jul 2015  |  
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    About Basil Pesto Recipe

    A staple in most Italian homes, pesto is a very versatile mix that can be used as a sauce, a marination or even a dip

    Basil Pesto is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Basil Pesto in your kitchen. This recipe requires few minutes for preparation and 10 minutes to cook. The Basil Pesto by Ruchira Hoon has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Basil Pesto at home without any difficulty. Basil Pesto is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Basil Pesto would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Basil Pesto this weekend. Share your Basil Pesto cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Ruchira Hoon for inputs. In case you have any queries for Basil Pesto you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Ruchira Hoon. You can also rate the Basil Pesto and give feedback.

    Basil Pesto

    Ingredients to make Basil Pesto

    • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
    • 2 cloves garilc
    • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup pine nuts
    • salt

    How to make Basil Pesto

    1. 1. In a mortar and pestle, bruise the garlic with the salt.
    2. 2. Add basil to it, a little at a time along with some olive oil until it bruises well.
    3. 3. Add parmesan and pine nuts to the basil mix and keep grinding until you get the right kind of mix.
    4. 4. Adjust the seasoning and top with remaining olive oil. Serve with pasta or use to marinate your choice of meat.
    5. 5. Store in an air-tight container.

    My Tip:

    Use fresh unbruised leaves for best results.

    Reviews for Basil Pesto (2)

    vasundhara rao4 years ago


    Ruchira Hoon4 years ago