Saturday, 3 August 2013

My Homemade Pesto

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Today, I bought myself a hand blender! I make it sound like such an achievement!
Anyway, I've been looking at lots of recipes lately such as homemade hummus and pesto, but I knew my old blender was no good for doing things like that.
This one can make almost anything, fresh smoothies or milkshakes, sauces  - the lot! I was really pleased with the results when I made pesto at lunchtime. I think I'll try some hummus later on, it'll be great to take to work with some carrot sticks.

Anyway, I really love pesto, but sometimes I find the basil really over powering. Making your own lets you decide exactly how you want it. I like mine with extra garlic and enough parmesan to keep me happy!

Here's the recipe...

50g Pine nuts
Large bunch of basil
50g Parmesan
150ml Olive oil
3 Garlic cloves

And there you have it, a very simple pesto recipe! Enjoy...



  1. Mmm so delish! I really like pesto too, especially with pasta.
    What hand blender did you buy, if you don't mind me asking?

    1. I had it with pasta for lunch - It was really yummy! Made some hummus too, will post that soon!
      The hand blender I got is almost identical to the "Swan 3 in 1 Blender SP10050N" - Got mine for £20 at The Range!
      x x x


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