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Homemade pesto


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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