Pesto is traditionally made in a mortar with the ingredients pounded with a pestle. It is far easier to make in a food processor!



Makes 1 cup

1 cup firmly packed basil leaves
½ cup olive oil
3-4 Tbsp pine nuts
2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
60g grated Parmesan cheese


Place all ingredients in a food processor bowl and blend until combined.
Use immediately or store in the refrigerator.

Variation: for a chunky pesto, blend all ingredients except pine nuts until smooth.
Add pine nuts and pulse until chunky.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per 100g 100g
Energy 2591.3kj
Protein 15.2g
Total fat 61.5g
- saturated fat 13.5g
Carbohydrates 2.7g
- sugars 1.7g
Fibre 1.5g
Sodium 313.4mg

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