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Fresh Green Pesto

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3 cups (fresh) Basil
1 cup (fresh) Parsley
2 cloves Garlic
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/2 a lemon Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Pinenut
1/2 cup (grated / flaked) Grana Padano
to taste Salt
to taste Pepper

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Fresh Green Pesto

  • 20 mins
  • Easy


What’s better than making a good sauce for a nice dish? A base for a sauce, marinade or quick bite you can put in the fridge that will stay fresh for a while (1 to 3 weeks in the fridge, and when frozen 4 to 5 weeks)! Pesto is one of my personal favourites when it comes to making a quick, tasty treat which you can also use in a lot of dishes (pastas, casseroles, tapas, bruschetta). Basically anyone can make a good pesto if you have the proper, fresh ingredients. If you want to keep your pesto fresh and green, be sure to keep it in a jar with an airtight sealing. This recipe is for a small batch, but you can always multiply the ingredients and make bigger batches for later use!


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Blending the base

In a food processor or a blender (it is recommended to use one of these), put in the basil leaves, parsley leaves, pinenuts, garlic cloves and the grated Grana Padano (or any other parmesan cheese you might like). Blend everything on a low setting until you have a thick paste. Scrape down any unblended leaves to the bottom, add the lemon juice and blend again.


Presto! Enjoy your delicious Pesto!

When your paste is done, slowly add in the olive oil while mixing. Add salt and pepper to your taste and blend once more on a pulse until everything is well-blended. Put your fresh green pesto in a little bowl or jar and use it however you want. Now you can enjoy your easy-to-make home made pesto!

Daniel van de Graaf

Hello there! I'm Daniël, 32 years young, from the Netherlands and a big foodie! I've always enjoyed cooking and food, throughout the years I gained certain cooking skills (especially in the meat category) and kept on going. I started this project together with Adriana to share our interest and joy in making the most amazing dishes, desserts and snacks :) I hope you all will enjoy our recipes and keep on cooking!

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