Homemade Pesto

Homemade Pesto

Since a couple of weeks ago, I started making my own pesto. No more shop bought pesto-like products. After I learnt that the shop bought pesto usually doesn’t even contain real olive oil, I made the decision to not be cheated anymore!

Why do I make my own pesto?

  • I use organic basil
  • I use the best quality, organic olive oil (raw, organic, cold pressed, not filtered, in a dark bottle)
  • Homemade pesto is pure and tastes better (no unnecessary additives)

Needed kitchen appliances

  • A food processor
  • A kitchen bowl
  • A knife

Ingredients for one pot (250 ml) of pesto

  • Basil – one basil plant (about 2 cups of fresh leaves)
  • Olive oil – half cup (choose oil with the best quality: raw, organic, cold pressed, not filtered, in a dark bottle)
  • Pine seeds – 1/4th cup
  • Garlic – 2 big cloves
  • Sea salt- a big pinch
  • Optional:(not Paleo) cheese, olives, nuts, pepper, cayenne pepper


Preparation steps

Place all ingredients in the kitchen processor and pulse-grind until desired consistency.

If you decide to give it a try – I am sure you will love it!





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