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beeskin pesto

Homemade Pesto

Homemade pesto not only smells delicious but is also really healthy: It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron and antioxidants. The olive oil used and the pine nuts add heart-friendly unsaturated fats. ⁠ ⁠

The ingredients you need are:

  • a bunch of basil, 
  • fresh Parmesan cheese, 
  • good olive oil, 
  • cloves of garlic and 
  • pine nuts.⁠

⁠Traditionally, the ingredients are pounded in a mortar. However, you can also use a crusher or blender. The basil is blended together with the garlic, nuts and Parmesan, then the olive oil is added - until a creamy mixture is formed. ⁠ ⁠

You can store your pesto in a well rinsed jam jar. We recommend that you always add a layer of olive oil on top. This way, your pesto won't turn an unsightly brown and will last longer.⁠ ⁠ By the way, instead of basil you can also use wild garlic, or a red pesto with sun-dried tomatoes, but about that another time. ⁠ ⁠

Wrap the remaining parmesan in your beeskin. This also keeps the cheese fresh for a long time. ⁠