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Basil Pesto


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Basil Pesto

  • 50 g Parmesan cheese, cubed
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic peeled
  • 1 bunch basil leaves, fresh (stalks removed)
  • 100 g cashew nut, roasted, unsalted
  • 120 g olive oil, extra virgin
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    Pesto
  1. 1.Place parmesan and garlic into TM bowlClosed lid and grate for 10 – 15 seconds on speed 8

    2.Add nuts & basil – process on speed 6 for 10 seconds till smooth – Bowl may need to be scraped down and step repeated

    3.Turn to speed 4 and add the olive oil, slowly until combined well with other ingredients – 40 seconds

     

    Variation is to add a handful of fresh rocket or baby spinach leaves along with the basil.

    Great on hot pasta, as a dip, to garnish soup or mixed through a salad dressing

    keeps well in the fridge for about a week and can be frozen.

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  • A little oily for me too - next time I will halve...

    Submitted by bjajun on 3. June 2017 - 16:36.

    A little oily for me too - next time I will halve the oil

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  • MaDe with pine nuts Easy and delicious

    Submitted by aherman on 29. May 2017 - 07:07.

    MaDe with pine nuts. Easy and delicious

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  • Lovely recipe thank you This one is a keeper

    Submitted by Julsieo on 7. May 2017 - 18:44.

    Lovely recipe, thank you. This one is a keeper 😉

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  • I found that halving the oil was enough also and I...

    Submitted by Candy85 on 14. March 2017 - 16:10.

    I found that halving the oil was enough also and I used 4 cloves of garlic and a bit of salt 👍🏼

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  • Stunning! Used almonds instead of cashews and...

    Submitted by 123thermome on 18. February 2017 - 17:33.

    Stunning! Used almonds instead of cashews and tripled the batch. Yum !

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  • Yum , yum I love this dip and have it regulary

    Submitted by Kyz-77_75 on 3. February 2017 - 13:39.

    Yum , yum I love this dip and have it regulary

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  • Yum! I used about half the amount of oil and it...

    Submitted by ClaireLamont on 22. January 2017 - 18:20.

    Yum! I used about half the amount of oil and it worked perfectly.

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  • This was so easy to make, and tasted delicious!!...

    Submitted by _steph86_ on 7. January 2017 - 15:04.

    This was so easy to make, and tasted delicious!! Will make again for sure.

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  • We've made more pesto since

    Submitted by JeffnJulie on 17. July 2016 - 14:40.

    We've made more pesto since we've had the Thermomix than we've ever made before as it's so easy to make and to vary the ingredients.   We found this version a bit dry (so added more oil afterwards) and a bit bitter (not sure why) however we enjoyed it.  Thank you for the recipe.  

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  • Absolutely fabulous.

    Submitted by Dadougo on 15. July 2016 - 16:31.

    Absolutely fabulous. Thanks! 

    I didnt have quite enough fresh basil left in my garden so I put some sage and the handful of spinach in, along with my small amount of basil leaves. Just delicious.

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  • Lovely pesto! Works well in

    Submitted by Mr Maker on 15. July 2016 - 16:10.

    Lovely pesto! Works well in the creamy chicken pesto pasta!

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  • This is my go to recipe i

    Submitted by Rose29 on 30. June 2016 - 22:58.

    This is my go to recipe

    i make this at least once a month.

    it is my weakness!

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  • Yummm, easy. 1 used 50g

    Submitted by NanCee.60 on 28. June 2016 - 11:44.

    Yummm, easy.

    1 used 50g basil, 30g Parmesan, 40g oil & added 1 tspn lemon juice 

     

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  • Great, easy recipe! Will be

    Submitted by AlyssaGreen on 8. June 2016 - 20:12.

    Great, easy recipe! Will be my 'go to' recipe from now on! Thank you!

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  • Simple and delicious 

    Submitted by calchin on 4. June 2016 - 16:51.

    Simple and delicious  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This is great! I added

    Submitted by Happy Hils on 2. June 2016 - 22:52.

    This is great! I added pumpkin seeds as I didn't have enough pine nuts and it's deliceous.

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  • Really yummy recipe and so

    Submitted by Helen2013 on 30. May 2016 - 19:41.

    Really yummy recipe and so quick to make!  I used basil, parsley and also some baby spinach and it turned out beautifully.

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  • Great Pesto Recipe. I used

    Submitted by Simone Rodgers on 28. May 2016 - 22:01.

    Great Pesto Recipe. I used pine nuts, half the oil and a few drops of lemon juice.

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  • Delicious! Quick and easy. I

    Submitted by Kok3 on 17. May 2016 - 17:48.

    Delicious! Quick and easy. I didn't roast my nuts - just used my activated nuts. Used 85g of oil and half a lemons juice. Thank you for sharing 

     

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  • A good base recipe. I used

    Submitted by Tigerjane on 13. April 2016 - 18:51.

    A good base recipe. I used pine nuts instead of cashews and used 1/2 the oil. Just delicious. 

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  • Good pesto recipe, i just

    Submitted by Eli_Thea on 13. April 2016 - 17:49.

    Good pesto recipe, i just added a touch of lemon juice and reduced the oil to 100gms but would reduce it further to maybe 90gms. The flavours developed better overnight. Next time i will swap out some cashews with pinenuts and i think the rocket would be nice also as mentioned in other posts.

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  • Best basil pesto recipe I've

    Submitted by ryleybear on 8. April 2016 - 15:20.

    Best basil pesto recipe I've used. I halved the olive oil and it as perfect for my taste  Thank you! 

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  • Delicious and easy thanks!

    Submitted by katymg99 on 6. March 2016 - 20:24.

    Delicious and easy thanks!

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  • Delicious and easy, thanks!

    Submitted by Toushae82 on 28. February 2016 - 19:40.

    Delicious and easy, thanks!

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  • Super yummy, I used 100gms of

    Submitted by FancyT on 27. February 2016 - 14:50.

    Super yummy, I used 100gms of oil so just a little less.  Next time I'll use only 1 garlic clove.  Thanks for sharing will definitely make it again!

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  • I cant wait to try this

    Submitted by Matacy on 18. February 2016 - 16:34.

    I cant wait to try this recipe   Love

    #Maxy#Thermo#IncrediblyInLOVE

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  • Absolutely delicious  I did

    Submitted by CareyH on 15. February 2016 - 23:05.

    Absolutely delicious  tmrc_emoticons.) I did t have enough cashews so added about 15g of pine nuts and took down the oil content to 95ml. A definate winner in our house! 

     

    Carey ☺️

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  • This has become my "go to"

    Submitted by kerry691 on 14. February 2016 - 12:22.

    This has become my "go to" pesto recipe...just the right balance of flavours and I like the fact that it uses cashews and not pine nuts . I also add a little salt and just a dash of white vinegar to give it an extra bite..  Thanks

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  • Hi There - yep salt is an

    Submitted by Maria Stuart on 5. February 2016 - 21:10.

    Hi There - yep salt is an optional one,  I personally find that the Parmesan gives off enough of a salty flavour but it is an individual taste. Glad you liked it. I think this recipe was made using the TM31 and using the TM5 you might find chopping the nuts on a speed lower might be a better way so they are not getting sprayed out to the sides. Hope that helps!!

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  • Yum! I'm a brand newbie, just

    Submitted by daffomere@hotmail.com on 5. February 2016 - 20:01.

    Yum! I'm a brand newbie, just goy my TM, and this is the 4th thing I've made. Good proportions - only thing it needed was salt. Question - is it normal, when trying to process the nuts/basil, for the machine to keep needing to be scraped down and done again and again? 

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  • Just made this... it's

    Submitted by Patche kitchen on 28. January 2016 - 18:20.

    Just made this... it's awesome!  Added a little salt & freshly ground black pepper.  Lucky I have heaps of basil in the garden...  I'll be making it again.   tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Perfect pesto recipe, I made

    Submitted by erinh on 24. January 2016 - 17:42.

    Perfect pesto recipe, I made a half quantity and worked perfectly. Thanks for sharing. 

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  • - lovely and thanks for the

    Submitted by janetmeyn on 24. January 2016 - 11:01.

    Cooking 9 - lovely and thanks for the tips!  Used 1/2 quanity of oil and added chilli!

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  • Yum yum!!  I had plenty of

    Submitted by lu and thermo on 20. January 2016 - 21:00.

    Yum yum!!  I had plenty of basil in the garden so made many double batches in a row. I added a red chilli to the garlic as we like a bit of spice & used around 110g of basil leaves per double batch but reduced oil by more than half. I freeze in tiny plastic containers & also in ice cube trays, so take out fresh small batches at a time....Thank-you for this great recipe - my freezer is stocked up now  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Only added about 50 olive

    Submitted by Morgie121 on 5. January 2016 - 14:41.

    Only added about 50 olive oil, beautiful!

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  • Great with bruschetta and

    Submitted by Mimilo86 on 31. December 2015 - 20:20.

    Great with bruschetta and haloumi.

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  • Yummy great way to use up

    Submitted by lyndandy on 23. December 2015 - 21:15.

    Yummy great way to use up basil from the garden!  I used about half the oil and half cashews half pine nuts because that's what I had. Great recipe thanks!

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  • Approx 2 cups of leaves 

    Submitted by Maria Stuart on 23. December 2015 - 11:27.

    Approx 2 cups of leaves 

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  • Just wondering how much is a

    Submitted by Mandy1972 on 23. December 2015 - 11:09.

    Just wondering how much is a bunch of basil - how many stalks or leaves (i know u remove the stalks)

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  • Delicious, makes a pleasant

    Submitted by kristynpaul on 21. November 2015 - 20:50.

    Delicious, makes a pleasant change from the usual pine nut pesto recipes. I only added 40gms of oil and that was enough for my taste  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Brought this into work. Ran

    Submitted by sue142 on 13. October 2015 - 22:14.

    Brought this into work. Ran out of basil so popped in some spinach. They loved it want me to make it all the time. Grow sweet basil in my veggie patch. Used less oil like recommended by others! Beautiful nicer than supermarket! 

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  • 40g of oil is sufficient.

    Submitted by trudymacdonald on 4. July 2015 - 16:08.

    40g of oil is sufficient. great recipe

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  • made it with Thai basil (coz

    Submitted by PigensomelskerTM on 14. May 2015 - 23:35.

    made it with Thai basil (coz that's all i had) and it was super deicious.

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  • Quick easy & delicious  

    Submitted by Mrs W on 26. March 2015 - 17:03.

    Quick easy & delicious   tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Super easy and very nice.

    Submitted by LouMac06 on 15. March 2015 - 13:59.

    Super easy and very nice. Will reduce the parmesan to half next time though.

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  • Found it quite runny and

    Submitted by Pocockle on 4. March 2015 - 14:48.

    Found it quite runny and needed to add some more parmesan to thicken it up. Also needed to add some salt. Yummy though 

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  • Yum yum yum. I used

    Submitted by foodieforlife on 3. February 2015 - 13:12.

    Yum yum yum.

    I used macadamias instead of cashews and thew in some rocket too.  So moorish, quick and easy. 

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  • Delicious! Used pine nuts

    Submitted by katymg99 on 18. January 2015 - 22:21.

    Delicious! Used pine nuts (all I had) toasted and less oil - kids loved it on their chicken tonight! Thanks for the yummy recipe

     

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  • I used toasted pinenuts

    Submitted by mishymorgs on 18. December 2014 - 07:32.

    I used toasted pinenuts instead of cashews and it was great. Thanks for a great recipe tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Very nice. I also used half

    Submitted by laurenbrooke on 13. December 2014 - 15:17.

    Very nice. I also used half the amount of oil

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