Rich Basil Pesto

Rich Basil Pesto

Mixing peanuts and parmesan cheese with pine nuts gives it an extra rich taste. It is a great sauce for pasta or fish.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Basil leaves
about 100 g
Pine nuts
45 g
25 g
2 cloves
Grated parmesan cheese
25-30 g
Olive oil
7 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon or as needed


1. Remove the basil leaves from stem and rinse them well. Then wipe off the moisture and cut roughly.
2. Cut the garlic roughly.
3. Dry-roast the pine nuts and peanuts in the frying pan.
4. When they become fragrant, remove from the heat and cool them down.
5. Grate the parmesan cheese or you can use the food processor to grate it.
6. Put all ingredients in the food processor and mix. Adjust the cheese or salt amount to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make basil pesto using fresh aromatic basil direct from a farmer.