The best basil pesto


  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • a large bunch of fresh basil, leaves picked
  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 50 g Parmesan, finely grated
  • + 1 more ingredients
    • 1 cooked jersey royal or new potato

Bash the garlic in a pestle and mortar with a pinch of salt. Add the basil leaves and pine nuts and pound to a coarse paste. Muddle in the extra virgin olive oil and stir in the Parmesan, adding a splash of water if you like it a little runnier, then continue bashing and pounding until smooth. ...

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