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Basil Pesto

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

80/20 friendly

 100 g fresh basil leaves
 ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
 ¼ cup grated parmesan
 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 ½ tsp sea salt
 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Spread the pine nuts in a single layer in an ovenproof dish. Bake for 6 -10 minutes, stirring every few minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat.


Wash the basil leaves and dry in a salad spinner.


Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until it forms a paste. Check seasoning and adjust if needed.


Mix the pesto with cooked penne pasta and serve with an extra grating of parmesan and a few grindings of pepper.

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