This has always been a firm favourite with both me and my kids. It’s quick (you can make a batch in the time it takes to cook spaghetti), easy and made from the simplest of ingredients. Once you’ve made your own pesto you’ll never want to buy the gloop they sell in jars again.
As well as a simple pasta dish, you can use pesto to add flavour to tomato sauces, as a pizza topping and as an ingredient in butternut squash lasagne
I have been known to add some spinach leaves in place of basil as a way of getting more green veg into my kids. #SneakyDad
It’s possible to make pesto using a pestle and mortar, but it’s way way easier to use a food processor – so if you have one, dig it out.