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Prepare all the ingredients.

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Toast the pine nuts in a dry pan until golden. Remove from the pan and allow to cool.

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Drain the basil, shake dry and pluck the leaves from the stalks.

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Peel and halve the garlic cloves.

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Finely grate the Parmesan.

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Blitz the basil, pine nuts and garlic in a blender.

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Gradually pour in the olive oil until a smooth pesto is formed.

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Finally, add the Parmesan and mix.

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Season the pesto with salt and pepper.