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Why buy a jar of store basil pesto sauce when it is so easy to make your own ? Couple of minutes is all you need to get a jar of basil pesto sauce done. Basil and pine nuts, the two main ingredients for pesto sauce, are known to be nature’s super food. According to Dr Mercola, besides adding a great nutty flavour, pine nuts are also chock full of health benefits such as suppressing appetite, boosting energy, supporting heart and vision health, as well as fighting free radicals as an anti-aging antioxidant. Dr Axe listed basil as anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, supports liver detox, and many more as it health benefits. So, to make your own healthy basil pesto, simply gather these ingredients and follow these steps in your Thermomix.
- 80g Parmesan cheese
- 30g Pine nuts
- 15g Garlic
- 80g Fresh basil leaves
- 150g Extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Place the cheese into the mixing bowl and grate 15 sec / Speed 10
- Add pine nuts, garlic clove, basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil and salt into the mixing bowl and chop 20 sec / Speed 7
- Serve as a sauce for your pasta or transfer into a jar and store in the fridge