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Basil Pesto


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Ingredients

1 jar(s)

Pesto

  • 1 cup firmly packed basil leaves
  • 80 g extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to top
  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 60 g parmesan, cubed
  • Sea salt to taste
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Recipe's preparation

    Pesto Method
  1. Place parmesan cubes in TM bowl. Grate 10 sec, speed 9. Scrape out parmesan and set aside.

    Put garlic in TM bowl. Mince 3 - 5 sec, speed 7. Scrape down sides.

    Add basil, oil, pine nuts, and salt to TM bowl. Turbo pulse a few times until the desired consistancy is achieved.

    When evenly blended, stir in grated parmesan 5 sec, speed 5.

    Spoon pesto into clean dry screw top jars. Press down with the back of a spoon to ensure there are no air pockets and seal with a film of olive oil. Store in the refrigerator.

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Tip

I usually use cashew nuts instead of pine nuts, just because I prefer the flavour.

If you have enough basil on hand, you can make 3x the quantities of this recipe successfully in the Thermomix at once.

The layer of oil on top creates a seal, so that air does not oxidise the basil leaves, keeping your pesto a bright green. However, if a little oxidisation does occur around the top, it does not effect the flavour at all and is still perfectly ok to eat.


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  • yummmm

    Submitted by moodiesburn on 27. August 2019 - 13:42.

    yummmm

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  • This pesto is beautiful my kids love this.I will...

    Submitted by trine 234 on 28. March 2019 - 18:37.

    This pesto is beautiful my kids love this.I will be using it with everything I can bring on the pasta dinners. Thanks for sharingSmile

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  • This recipe never disappoints

    Submitted by Janie28 on 10. February 2019 - 11:30.

    This recipe never disappoints

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  • Tastes great...

    Submitted by Bizhub on 13. January 2019 - 11:33.

    Tastes great
    Made per recipe. Oil blended in well. Placed in small glass mason jar, covered with 2 teaspoons of oil to maintain colour. Used half for dinner last night to make a quick pasta dish with chicken and the pesto stirred through, yummo!

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  • Delicious and easy recipe! My 10yo made a double...

    Submitted by Semantics on 15. October 2018 - 21:54.

    Delicious and easy recipe! My 10yo made a double batch using 3 cloves of garlic in total, and a mix of basil and oregano from her herb garden. I lightly toasted the pine nuts in a dry frypan as I think it gives a tastier end result.

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  • Lovely pesto - a keeper!...

    Submitted by evilkat on 21. September 2018 - 15:28.

    Lovely pesto - a keeper!
    made this exact to the specs except used 70gm EVOO (but probably covered it with another 10gm of oil once covered and refrigerated! Might be helpful to others I weighed the jam packed 1 cup basil leaves at 35gm, and I used 3 cloves of garlic in the end I divided it to 2 servings (2 parents/ 2 young kids) great consistency and will try and freeze some as I would love to have this ready for quick meals x

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  • Great recipe, excellent flavour! Used this to stir...

    Submitted by mpryor on 25. April 2018 - 18:25.

    Great recipe, excellent flavour! Used this to stir through some Gnocchi.
    I added the parmasen and then slowly stired in the olive oil with the MC still on at the end; speed 3-4

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  • About to make. Roughly How long would this last in...

    Submitted by Danimc72 on 29. December 2017 - 12:44.

    About to make. Roughly How long would this last in the fridge? Thanks

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  • Quick and easy, reduced oil by 30 grams only for...

    Submitted by melmel73 on 25. November 2017 - 13:42.

    Quick and easy, reduced oil by 30 grams only for my preference.

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  • Basil Pesto - Perfect! I use Percorino Romano from...

    Submitted by Leaps on 17. November 2017 - 14:57.

    Basil Pesto - Perfect! I use Percorino Romano from my local continental grocer and the tender (non-woody) basil stems as well as the leaves. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Delicious. Added 4 drops of doterra lemon...

    Submitted by AmesinAus on 25. September 2017 - 18:53.

    Delicious. Added 4 drops of doterra lemon essential oil at the end but otherwise followed exactly. Delicious! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • Delicious! I left the garlic out but used a garlic...

    Submitted by elepoon on 13. August 2017 - 17:52.

    Delicious! I left the garlic out but used a garlic infused olive oil to make it more FODMAP friendly.

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  • Thank you a quick easy recipe that is great as a...

    Submitted by Vhenry on 14. June 2017 - 19:44.

    Thank you, a quick easy recipe that is great as a pizza sauce tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Quick easy and yum I didnt have parmesan so I just...

    Submitted by tankandpumpco@bigpond.com on 5. June 2017 - 13:27.

    Quick easy and yum. I didn't have parmesan so I just whizzed some mature cheddar instead. Yummy

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  • Quick and yummy

    Submitted by barnettanzac on 4. April 2017 - 14:48.

    Quick and yummy

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  • Delicious!

    Submitted by Angela Kim on 15. June 2016 - 11:07.

    Delicious!

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  • Love this recipe...so easy

    Submitted by sim-68 on 6. May 2016 - 20:47.

    Love this recipe...so easy and so tasty. Thanks. 

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  • My MIL always freezers her

    Submitted by MAB77 on 8. March 2016 - 11:43.

    My MIL always freezers her pesto. I have a veggie patch full of basil so I am about to make a whole heap and freeze it. 

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  • Simple, quick &

    Submitted by ThermoJSC on 17. February 2016 - 13:04.

    Simple, quick & tasty...that's how I like to cook & this meets my criteria.

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  • Easy to make, delicious! Used

    Submitted by emily21_ on 4. January 2016 - 20:37.

    Easy to make, delicious!

    Used as a marinade for my chicken breasts to make them a bit more interesting. 

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  • Added cooking cream and

    Submitted by alli2510 on 13. December 2015 - 00:48.

    Added cooking cream and canned salmon for an easy pasta dish. Great pesto recipe, will be making again.

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  • So fresh and delicious! Easy

    Submitted by Noonan'sKitchen on 17. July 2015 - 21:45.

    So fresh and delicious! Easy to follow recipe too.

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  • Really easy and delicious,

    Submitted by 19jane70 on 21. May 2015 - 15:40.

    Really easy and delicious, perhaps ease back on the garlic a little, raw garlic can completely take over all the other flavours, but otherwise very good tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Made it today for the first

    Submitted by TMX88 on 16. May 2015 - 22:18.

    Made it today for the first time, it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  Thanks! 

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  • So quick and easy. So yummy!

    Submitted by On The Point on 15. March 2015 - 17:23.

    So quick and easy. So yummy!

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  • Love this! Thanks for

    Submitted by Ktinker on 28. January 2015 - 21:20.

    Love this! Thanks for sharing. I will be making this a regular

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  • I'm sure you could Shelley. I

    Submitted by Christie Plunkett on 25. June 2014 - 11:22.

    I'm sure you could Shelley. I use mine too quickly, so I've never needed to freeze. Let me know if it works for you.

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  • Can this be frozen? Thanks

    Submitted by Shelley Namcharoen on 11. June 2014 - 15:45.

    Can this be frozen? Thanks

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  • Absolutely delicious and

    Submitted by little design studio on 5. March 2014 - 00:53.

    Absolutely delicious and super easy to make following these instructions  

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