Rosa Cooking

Basil pesto

The word basil comes from the Greek word basilicon, which means royal, and the Romans identified it with love and devotion, and believed that a man would forever love the woman from whom he received a sprig of basil, while in India they nurtured him as a symbol of welcome.

Preparation steps

  • Put a bunch of fresh basil with 1/2 dcl of olive oil in a blender
  • Add a handful of pine nuts (can be raw walnuts or almonds), salt to taste two cloves of garlic
  • Add half a cup of parmesan and blend to combine the mass. Dilute with a little water or a little more olive oil if desired. Add salt as needed and pour the juice of a quarter of a lemon


As a spread or with spaghetti



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