Classic Basil Pesto


Classic Basil Pesto

Pesto comes in a variety of recipes, some traditional and some modern, as the very noun pesto is a generic term for anything that is made by pounding. Our recipe is very much like a traditional pesto (pesto alla genovese).
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Cuisine of Liguria, Modern Australian
Servings: 1 serving (250ml cup)
Calories: 1886kcal
Author: The Cook


  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 80 g basil
  • 50 g Parmesan
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, crushed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Heat a frying pan over a low heat. Cook the pine nuts until golden, shaking the pan occasionally.
  • Put into a food processor with the basil, Parmesan, olive oil and garlic.
  • Process until smooth and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    Classic Basil Pesto


Serving: 1serving (250ml cup) | Calories: 1886kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 198g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4611IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 744mg | Iron: 7mg
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