Bitton Basil Pesto with Magimix
Made using the little power house that is Le Mini from Magimix. Enjoy this delicious fresh pesto on everything!
2 bunches of basil, leaves picked
120g pine nuts, lightly toasted
3 cloves garlic
Half cup of good quality olive oil
1 green birds eye chilli, finely chopped (optional)
1 tbsp sea salt
Generous amount of cracked black pepper
Use the Magimix Le Mini with the larger bowl and blade.
Place the pine nuts, garlic cloves, chilli and just a little of the olive oil into the Le Mini and process for a few seconds.
Add the basil leaves, salt and pepper and process for a few seconds until roughly chopped. Then process continuously adding the olive oil in a steady stream through the top until well combined. Add a little more olive oil if required.
Place pesto into jars, topping with a little olive oil to keep its colour. Refrigerate until required.
Add parmesan as you like when serving!