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Just Perfect Basil Pesto

Homemade basil pesto sauce is a flavorful and versatile condiment that can be enjoyed with pasta, meats, pizza, or bread. This nut-free version uses sunflower seeds to create a nutty flavor that is sure to please.

preparation: 1 minutes

making: 4 minutes

total: 5 minutes

servings: 4 portions

nutrition: 235 calories per serving

cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 100ml of olive oil
  • 20g of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 20g of sunflower seeds
  • ½ lemon
  • salt, for taste
  • black pepper, for taste

Method

Place basil leaves into a jug.

Add sunflower seeds and squeeze the lemon.

Season with salt and pepper then pour a bit of olive oil.

Blend for a few seconds using an electric blender then add the remaining olive oil.

Blend for a while until all begins to come together.

Place into a small bowl and serve with any pasta.

Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Basil Pesto in a sauce glass with a spoon inside decorated with a fresh basil leaf

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