Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Lovely over any pasta, the traditional way is to to crush everything in a mortar with a pestle, but this recipe uses the quick way!! A blender !! A quick and easy pesto sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and dry the basil, put basil into the blender with the garlic and pine nuts, pulsate and then add the cheese's whilst blending add the oil a little at a time until reaching the desired consistency. Just before serving season and if sauce is not moist enough add 2- 3 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water or if you prefer white wine to moisten the sauce.
  2. Serve over any pasta.
  3. This quantity should be enough to dress about 350gr pasta.


Most Helpful

Love this! Thank you!

7Seven June 04, 2012

So so yummy! I used a food processor and I love it how easy is to put together. I grow basil on my balcony so I'll make this a lot in the summer. I used walnuts instead of the pine nuts.

littlemafia June 09, 2010

Yum! Very fresh tasting with a nice tang. I made to use as part of another recipe but enjoyed some over crusty bread as an afternoon snack.

Peter J September 30, 2009

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