FRESH BASIL PESTO

by IAIN SHILLITO of BLUE BUS CATERING

Ingredients

100g fresh basil leaves

150 ml Mrs Middleton's delightful oil

50g parmesan

50g pine nuts

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 clove garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Place all the dry ingredients, lemon juice and 100ml oil in a blender jug and pulse. I like to leave it slightly coarse. Gradually stir in the remaining oil until the desired consistency is reached. Check and adjust seasoning.

Alternatively, de-stress whilst bashing the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle for a more authentic result.