If you’re struggling for dinner inspiration tonight, why not whip up a quick 2-minute pesto! This is a family favourite so we know you are going to love it!

Check out the recipe below and let us know what you make of it:


200g basil, though any herbs work e.g. rocket, coriander, parsley
50g Parmesan, finely grated
50g pine nuts
1 clove garlic, pureed
juice of 1 lemon
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
agave syrup/sugar to taste


Set your oven to 180C and roast the pine nuts for 6 minutes – keep an eye on these as they can catch very easily.
Add herbs, parmesan, half the pine nuts, and garlic into a Magimix and blend.

Add half the lemon juice and then slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the right consistency is formed.

Season with salt and pepper and add more lemon juice to taste. When happy finally add the last of the pine nuts and pulse for 2 seconds.
Serve with pasta and a couple of shavings of parmesan and enjoy!

*** Richard’s top tip is to avoid using extra-virgin olive oil as it imparts a bitter taste on the dish – if that’s all you have, try balancing it out with a bit of sugar.