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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

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based on 1 ratings

Fresh pesto in thermomix seconds! Got garlic? Got basil? Got parmesan? Get pesto. You're welcome.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/pesto

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    100g (about ¾ cup)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    about ¾ cup (32g)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (58g)
  • Pine nuts icon
    Pine nuts
    100g (about ¾ cup)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    66ml (4½ tbsp)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Jar

Step preview

  1. Add pine nuts to a clean frying pan
  2. Toast gently in frying pan until light golden then set aside
  3. Add parmesan cheese to the TM5 bowl
  4. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  5. Blitz - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  6. Then add garlic clove and fresh basil to the TM5 bowl
  7. Blend - approx 5 sec, speed 7
  8. Transfer nuts to TM5 bowl
  9. Mix - approx 30 sec, speed 4
  10. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil while machine is running
  11. Add sea salt to the TM5 bowl to taste
  12. Add lemon to the TM5 bowl
  13. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to jar
  14. Serve
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