Serves 6



  • 100g (3½oz) fresh basil
  • 85ml (3fl oz) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 100g (3½oz) freshly grated parmesan
  • 100g (3½oz) pine nuts
  • salt and pepper

To serve

  • ciabatta / crusty bread


  1. Put the basil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan in a blender and switch on.
  2. Gradually add the olive oil and mix until the pesto is a stiff paste.
  3. Season to taste.
  4. Serve as a dip with warm crusty bread.