There’s nothing like homemade Pesto and it’s a great way to use up basil. Follow my method for making this pesto and you’ll find another recipe for a pasta and pesto dish next.

 50g pine nuts
 80g basil
 50g parmesan
 150ml olive oil
 2 garlic cloves

 Heat a small frying pan over a high heat and fry the pine nuts until golden.
 Put the pine nuts in a blitzer with the remaining ingredients and blitz until you have a paste.
 Season to taste