EASY VEGAN PESTO
The original pesto recipe with no cheese (but you can add it!)
Fresh high quality basil
Mediterranean pine nuts (or walnuts)
or regular ones
a quarter of a
Extra virgin olive oil
if you're not vegan
Parmesan cheese or Pecorino
(a few tablespoons)
According to the original recipe: wash your basil with cold water, then let it dry onto a cloth.
Meanwhile, in a mortar: mash your garlic and salt using a pestle, until it gets creamy.
(if you don't have one, use a small food processor)
Add pine nuts and/or walnuts and mash.
Start adding the basil leaves gradually
and mash with the pestle.
Very important: use a rotational motion so you won't break the leaves and they'll gradually release their essential oils.
When you're done mashing the leaves, start drizzling in the extra virgin olive oil.
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