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Easy Peasy Pesto

Easy Peasy Pesto

Brought to you by: Lactofree

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Serves: 8

Pesto is a great way to add some excitement to any dish. Try this recipe from Lactofree community member Mia Botcher that is quick, simple and healthy. 
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  • 50g pine nuts or walnuts
  • 20g fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed (optional)
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 100g lactofree soft white cheese or lactofree semi hard cheese (or 50g of each)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


Step 1

Toast the nuts in the oven on 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6 until golden brown, and allow to cool.

Step 2

If you are using the semi hard cheese, blend in a food processor, and set aside.

Step 3

Combine nuts, basil, garlic and olive oil in food processor until desired consistency is reached.

Step 4

Combine the nutty basil mixture with the cheese and season generously with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Serve with your favourite pasta or get creative by using as a filling for chicken breasts, within lasagne or as a tasty dressing for salads and vegetables.

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