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Add a little coarse sea salt to the mortar

Tips
The pesto can certainly be made in advance: but because of its tendency to oxidize, you have to make sure you cover it with a little extra virgin olive oil.
Trivia
The pesto is made using a mortar and pestle - hence the name - generally in this order: first pound the garlic together with the pine nuts, then add the basil leaves.

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