18 Brigham Creek Road
Whenuapai
Auckland 0618
New Zealand
The Herb Patch
Let your food be medicine and your medicine be food

Sweet Basil Pesto

3 cups of fresh basil pushed full

1/3 cup roasted pine nuts (toasted sunflower seeds or cashew nuts can be used)

1/3 cup grated parmesan

1/3 cup Fresh Olive oil, (Extra virgin gives a strong flavour)

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 cloves of fresh NZ garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

Throw all in a food processor blend until smooth.

Taste and add what you require more lemon, salt, garlic or parmesan dependant on individual taste.

Store in an airtight container, with sliced lemon on top.