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easy basil pesto

Easy Basil Pesto

Course: Dressing, Lunch, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Australian, Italian
Keyword: basil, basil pesto, basil pesto for pasta, easy basil pesto
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 233 kcal

Quick and easy basil pesto made with 6 ingredients you'll already have on hand at home.



  • 80 gms parmesan finely grated
  • 80 gms basil leaves
  • 30 gms pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 150 gms olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Finely grate parmesan or purchase already grated and add into a blender, food processor or Thermomix.

  2. Add the pine nuts, garlic, 80 grams of fresh basil leaves, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 150 gms of olive oil.

  3. Blitz till fine liquid consistency.

  4. Pour into a clean jar and store in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Use pesto on pasta, as a dip and a topper on roasted veggies.  The use for basil pesto is endless. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Basil Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 607IU12%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.