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BASIL PESTO RECIPE LEADERBRAND BASIL PESTO RECIPE LEADERBRAND
Directions

Step 1

Crush garlic and a pinch of kosher salt in a mortar with the pestle until garlic is mashed and paste-like.

Step 2

Add basil and spinach in batches, crushing down the leaves until they form a fairly fine paste. Add in pine nuts and grind down to combine. Add the cheese in batches and pound into the mixture until incorporated.

Step 3

Drizzle in olive oil a bit at a time, pounding to combine. When all the olive oil has been added and emulsified into the mixture, transfer pesto to a bowl to serve and drizzle the surface with olive oil. 

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Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 20/4.7 84/20
Fat, total (g) 0.1 0.3
– saturated (g) 0 0
Carbohydrate (g) 0.1 0.6
– sugars (g) 0.1 0.6
Sodium (mg) 5 21

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

timer Total time 15 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 10 mins timer Cook time 5 mins people Serving 2-4 info_outline Difficulty Easy
Ingredients
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled 
  • ¼ tsp rock salt 
  • 1 large bunch fresh basil 
  • 3 Tbsp pine nuts 
  • 1/2 pack LeaderBrand Baby Spinach 
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 
  • ½ cup mild extra-virgin olive oil 
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