How to make pesto

Fifteen graduate Sandy Simmons shows how to make pesto in this instructional video.

First peel the garlic. Next, rip the basil leaves off the stalks and place them in a mortar along with the garlic. Add a sprinkling of pine nuts and some salt. Bash the mixture together until it becomes a paste - the salt will help to break everything down. Grate in a bit of Parmesan, but not too much as you can always add more in at the end. Drizzle in enough oil to make it more like a sauce. Virgin olive oil is the best for this as it has a good flavour. Season with some freshly ground black pepper and serve.