Classic pesto recipe

Classic pesto recipe

Classic pesto recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The only recipe you need to see how to make pesto! A foolproof and classic pesto recipe made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese.


  • 110g basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 75g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 110ml olive oil
  • 30g pine nuts
  • 55g chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Combine basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and nuts in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Blend to a smooth paste. Add parsley if desired.



Store your pesto in a glass jar with a layer of olive oil on top - it will keep this way for longer in the fridge. When you want some pesto, simply drain off the olive oil.

Parmesan cheese

Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 92Total Fat 9gCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 2gProtein 2g

Nutritions are calculated automatically by the third party website. We do believe that all nutrition info is correct, but we do advise to do your own search.

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