Quick and Easy Pesto Recipe

This quick and easy Pesto recipe only takes minutes to prepare and added to cooked pasta makes a simple supper. If you have any leftovers you can keep your pesto in a jar covered with a little olive oil in the fridge for 4 – 5 days.



  • 175g/6oz fresh basil leaves
  • 225g/8oz Parmesan, grated
  • 55g/2oz pine nuts
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 225ml/8fl oz extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Place all ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth.  Taste, correct the seasoning.

Serving Tip

Cook some pasta and then stir through the pesto, garnish with some basil leaves and grated parmesan for a quick and simple supper.

For a tasty alternative to regular Pesto try our Vegan Pesto Recipe. You might also enjoy our Quick and Easy Hummus Recipe

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