Quick and Easy Pesto Recipe


February 3, 2018

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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.

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This is a quick and easy green pesto recipe but you can also add sundried tomatoes to it to make a red pesto version.

Quick and Easy Pesto Recipe


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


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth.
  2. Taste and 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

Have you tried this quick and easy pesto recipe? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below.

Quick and Easy Pesto Recipe

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Published On: February 3rd, 2018 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: June 28th, 2020 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Michelle

Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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