How To Make Purple Basil Pesto

Looking for something to make with your purple basil? How about our purple basil pesto!

AMAZING homemade purple basil pesto that is super easy to make (only 10 mins)! You'll never buy pesto from the store again!! TRY THIS!

This homemade purple basil pesto recipe is a great alternative to the everyday run of the mill green version.

AMAZING homemade purple basil pesto that is super easy to make (only 10 mins)! You'll never buy pesto from the store again!! TRY THIS!

You will never have to buy store brought pesto again after seeing how easy this pesto is to prepare.
Not only is this recipe super tasty and quick to whip up, like I’m talking literally 10 minutes of your life from start to finish, but it is so versatile and can be used in or on pretty much anything your heart desires. For example….as a base on a simple cheese and tomato toastie… as a base on a pizza topped with all your favs…as a salad dressing…as a dip…smeared on a sandwich or burger…or in a pasta dish LIKE THIS ONE…the options are endless.

AMAZING homemade purple basil pesto that is super easy to make (only 10 mins)! You'll never buy pesto from the store again!! TRY THIS!

Easy homemade purple basil pesto

The purple basil has a more subtle and sweeter flavour to its punchy green brother. Which means you can use it with more delicate ingredients without the pesto overpowering the dish. Plus I love the deep dark purple colour, its just so darn pretty.
This pesto will last for up to 3 weeks when kept in an airtight container in the fridge.
Enjoy.

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AMAZING homemade purple basil pesto that is super easy to make (only 10 mins)! You'll never buy pesto from the store again!! TRY THIS!

How To Make Purple Basil Pesto
 
Serves: 1 lb 5 oz (600g)
Instructions
  1. Place the garlic, basil and almonds in the bowl of a food processor and process for around 20 seconds.
  2. Add the parmesan cheese and lemon juice and continue to process whilst pouring in the olive oil.
  3. Stop processing and take a spatula to scrape the mixture off the side of the bowl then process again for 20 seconds. Repeat this process of scraping the sides a few times or more until you have a good consistency and all the basil has been chopped.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and pulse or process a couple more times.

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