Homemade pesto

The perfect way to know exactly what is going into your pesto.. Make it yourself!


Harry loves pesto.  On pasta, in pitta pockets or in pinwheels, pesto is always a winner in our house!


  • 80g fresh basil (2 handfuls)
  • 50g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 150ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Half a clove of garlic, crushed
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • A twist of black pepper


  • Gently toast the pine nuts in a pan.
  • Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blitz well.
  • Serve! It really is that quick and easy!

Our favourite ways to serve pesto are;

  • With pasta
  • In pinwheels with tomato and mozzarella
  • In toasted pitta pockets with mozzarella
  • With gnocchi
  • On tortilla pizzas


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