Amee on Instagram requested a recipe for my Basil Pesto Dip pictured above, so this post is just for you :)
This is how I make pesto, it’s so easy to remember that you can whip it up in 5 minutes for a quick healthy snack with crackers or add it to some pasta.
- 1 bunch of Basil leaves
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (up to you on how much you want)
- Pine nuts (or cashews)
- 1 tbls Parmesan Cheese
- 1 tsp Salt
- Clean the basil leaves and place into a StickMaster/MixMaster or do it old school and use a mortar and pestle to break down the leaves into small pieces.
- Now the rest is easy, throw the garlic cloves, nuts, parmesan and salt into the StickMaster, pour in the Olive Oil and then mix away. Up to you on how fine you want to blend it down to, but I like to blend it until the basil leaves have fully been chopped into tiny pieces, especially when i use it for dips.
This is the same method I use when making pesto for pasta, all you do is mix is together with your cooked pasta and you have a quick easy healthy dish. I like to also add a few pieces of chicken, sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese to make it a little more exciting.
You can use different leave/greenss to make pesto but I’ve only tried this method with spinach and basil, so let me know what else you’ve used to make pesto.