Fresh Basil & Parmesan Pesto


Make your own pesto with this quick and easy recipe using freshly prepared ingredients, great as a pasta sauce or over meat or fish dishes. 

Fresh Basil & Parmesan Pesto


  • 2 cups basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (45g) toasted pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup (35g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil, plus extra


      1. Place the basil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. 
      2. With the motor running, gradually add the oil in a thin, steady stream until well combined and a smooth paste forms. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
      3. Transfer to an airtight container and pour over a little extra oil to cover the pesto surface 


        Ingredients for Fresh Basil & Parmesan Pesto

        Fresh Herbs Basil Bunch

        $2.00 ea

        Harris Farm Grated Parmesan Cheese 150-250g

        $9.25 ea

        Garlic Head Each

        $2.80 ea

        Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml

        $11.69 ea

        Maggie Beer Extra Virgin Olive Oil 375ml

        $11.50 ea

        Lomondo Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml

        $19.95 ea