A versatile and extremely flavoursome Basil & Hazelnut Pesto that comes together in 10 minutes. Use pesto in pasta dishes, sandwiches, or as a filling for tear-and-share bread or a pizza topping! If you've been buying pesto up until now, I am sure you will appreciate the difference in both flavour and texture that you get in just 10 minutes of effort!
Place the blanched hazelnuts into a food processor and blend until they look like coarse breadcrumbs. Add garlic and blitz for 10 seconds. Then add the basil leaves, grated parmesan and half the olive oil and blend into a thick paste. Pour in the rest of the oil and season with salt to taste.
Using a spatula, scoop the pesto out into a jar or airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.