Mel and Mal's Pesto Sauce

  • 2 handfuls of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tsbps of pine nuts
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp of Malvern salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Fantastic with a simple pasta dish, this pesto sauce also compliments fish such as salmon and sea bass perfectly

Serves : 4        Prep/Cooking Time : 10 mins

Tip : Transfer to an airtight container (Lock and Lock mini containers are ideal for this use) and place in the fridge until ready to use.


Using a pestle and mortar (or a mini liquidiser), crush the garlic with the salt, add the basil and the pine nuts and pound this for 2 or 3 mins.

Slowly add the olive oil, mixing all the time. Season to taste.

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