• 2 cups firmly packed basil leaves (approx 1 large bunch)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Assemble the food processing bowl using the S blade.
  2. Place all ingredients into processing bowl in the order listed. Place lid on bowl and process until all the ingredients are almost smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl if necessary.
  3. Spoon into an airtight container and chill until ready to use.

TIP: Pesto will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Pour a little extra oil over the top of the pesto and place a piece of plastic wrap on top of the pesto. This will prevent excess browning.