Basil Pesto

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recipe by Siofra F.

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based on 4 ratings

Vibrant classic basil pesto with a great kick of garlic. Make a large batch when basil is in season and freeze in ice cube trays for year-round pesto.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    60g (about 1½ cups)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    20g (about 5¼ tbsp)
  • Fresh garlic icon
    Fresh garlic
  • Pine nuts icon
    Pine nuts
    80g (about ½ cup)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    85g (about ½ cup)
  • Fresh oregano icon
    Fresh oregano
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 cup (about 225ml)
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 tsp (about 2g)


  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Place a clean medium bowl on drop
  2. Add fresh basil, fresh parsley, fresh garlic, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and fresh oregano to the medium bowl
  3. Blitz until well combined
  4. Add olive oil to the purée gradually
  5. Add salt and black pepper to the purée
  6. Blitz until well blended
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