Rustic Home-Made Basil and Walnut Pesto with Mature Cheddar
My absolute favourite - Basil and Walnut Pesto with Mature Cheddar! Quick and easy to make, it packs lots more flavour than a shop-bought pesto!
- 30 g fresh basil leaves only
- 30 g walnuts untoasted
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- zest of half a lemon
- 1 small garlic clove
- 60 g mature cheddar finely grated
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
If Using Pestle & Mortar:
Chop your basil, lemon zest, walnuts and garlic as finely as you can. Tip them into a pestle and mortar, add salt and pepper and lemon juice. Crush everything together until desired consistency is reached. Then mix in your finely grated Cheddar. Mix in olive oil.