The beauty of pesto is, after hundreds of years, there is still no definitive recipe. It's all about personal preference; chopping, changing, tasting and seasoning as you go along. Bearing this in mind, this recipe is subject to tweaking as you please – be sure to share what you did differently and how it worked out!
Paleo Pasta Ingredients:
- 2 cups fresh basil
- ½ cup pine nuts
- ½ cup walnuts
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- ½ cup olive oil
- Juice of half a lemon
Paleo Pesto Ingredients:
1) In a food processor, blitz together the basil, pine nuts, walnuts and garlic until coarse.
2) Mix together the olive oil and lemon juice. Gradually, add this to the mixture, blitzing regularly, until the pesto reaches your desired texture. Often, you won’t need to use all of the oil and will have some left over to use as a salad dressing.
3) Season to taste with salt and pepper