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 sunflower 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.
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