Home-made Pesto

I don’t know….., maybe I’m obsessed but every time I buy a good product and read the label, I’m disappointed about the ingredients.

Recently I bought a few pesto’s; basil, rocket and sun-dried tomato.  Convinced that it must be good because I bought it from a respectable retail brand.  Only to find that it contains preservatives and pestosunflower oil.  Now, I know (and made a few pesto’s) with olive oil and fresh produce but never would’ve imagined this popular brand to use sunflower oil.  I mean, pesto is synonymous with olive oil!

Went right away and made my own pesto again with different nuts, OLIVE oil, fresh rocket / coriander /


basil and it just taste that much better.

I understand why big brands do this, but why do we need to settle for this?  Why not just make your own!  Its so much better.

A bunch of basil (or half a cup of basil), 1-2 garlic, hand full of pecan / pine / almond, 1 cup of olive oil and a strong flavoured cheese like pecorino – and there you have it.  I’ve used feta with success also.

Browse for my other “home-made” projects……Enjoy



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  1. 17 December 2013

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