Basil pesto

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  • 3 cups of basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of pecorino cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • pepper


  1. Rinse the basil leaves, shake off the water and lay them out on a kitchen towel. Be gentle!
  2. Roast the pine nuts for a few minutes in a small pan till they turn a golden colour. This makes them more flavourful, but don’t burn them as they’ll turn bitter.
  3. Chop the garlic clove into small pieces.
  4. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until you have a creamy dip.

Basil pesto

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