Homemade pesto

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Fresh pesto tastes very different to shop bought, and this low-syn version is delicious

10 mins

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29 kcals

serves 12

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HOMEMADE PESTO

This pesto uses lemon juice rather than just olive oil to moisten it, so it’s lower syn than an oil filled one, but it’s a beautifully fresh taste and a very quick and easy meal option if you have it made up already!

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Homemade pesto


  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Fresh pesto tastes very different to shop bought, and this low-syn version is delicious

Syns: 1.5 per tsp


Ingredients

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  • garlic clove
  • 15 g pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 40 g fresh basil
  • 30 g parmesan
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Large pinch coarse sea salt

Instructions

  1. Using a mini chopper, whizz together the garlic and pinenuts
  2. Add the basil, whizz again
  3. Add oil, whizz again
  4. Add the grated parmesan, lemon juice and salt and whizz until all combined

Notes

My favourite way to serve this is with rigatoni, fresh green beans and chopped bacon fried until it’s crispy. So delicious!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes

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