Instant Pesto


So many recipes I cook use a dollop of my instant parent friendly pesto: from grilled chicken, to pasta, to a spoonful in minestrone soup. It will taste so much better than anything shop bought and it is easy peasy to remember. Just equal quantities Basil: Parmesan: Oil and blitz. Yes that really is it. I blitz it with a small hand held blender and pot attachment (any small blender will do) but you can grind it in a mortar and pestle if you prefer. It is so good, you'll be making it again and again. 

  • 25g basil leaves

  • 25g Parmesan cheese

  • 25g oil, you may need a splash more oil to blend to a smooth pesto


Prep the basil leaves. Weigh all the ingredients into the blender and blend. Add a little more oil if needed. You can store this in an airtight container, with a layer of olive oil to protect it, I promise you it won't last long. 

pastaMiriam Cooper