Recently I bought a few pesto's; basil, rocket and sun-dried tomato. Convinced that it must be good because I bought it from a respectable retail brand. Only to find that it contains preservatives and sunflower oil.
Now, I know (and made a few pesto's) with olive oil and fresh produce but never would've imagined this popular brand to use sunflower oil. I mean, pesto is synonymous with olive oil! Went right away and made my own pesto again with different nuts, OLIVE oil, fresh rocket / coriander / basil and it just taste that much better.
- A bunch of basil (or half a cup of basil),
- 1-2 garlic,
- hand full of pecan / pine / almond,
- 1 cup of olive oil and a strong flavoured cheese like pecorino.
I've used feta with success too.