Homemade pesto is far superior to shop bought and very easy to make. This version uses roast garlic which adds a mellow unctuousness - perfect if you find raw garlic too overpowering.
Finely grate the parmesan and tip it into a blender or food processor. Peel the garlic, tear the leaves from the bunch of basil and add both along with the oil and pine nuts. Blitz to a paste and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
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