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Easy Pesto

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Easy Pesto

Easy Pesto - This light pesto recipe works perfectly with pasta and fish.

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51
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15 min.
Preparation
very easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 8 grams
1 ounce
2
3 tablespoons
white Beans (canned)
2 tablespoons
3 bunches
1 ounce
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small skillet, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Immersion blender, 1 deep bowl, 1 Can opener

Preparation steps

Step 1/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 1

In a dry small skillet, toast the pine nuts until golden brown.

Step 2/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 2

Peel the garlic and chop coarsely.

Step 3/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 3

Drain beans, rinse under cold water and drain well.

Step 4/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 4

Combine pine nuts, beans, garlic and olive oil in a tall vessel and puree until smooth with an immersion blender. 

Step 5/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 5

Rinse basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop coarsely.

Step 6/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 6

Add basil to the bean mixture and pulse until combined. 

Step 7/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 7

Grate Parmesan cheese and stir into pesto. Season with salt and pepper. If not serving immediately, refrigerate in an airtight container for 2-3 days.