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{Thermomix Thursday} Pesto

I know there are quite a few of you missing my Thermomix posts, so fret no more!

Let’s be honest, you don’t need to own a Thermomix to make pesto, but if you’ve got one, why the hell wouldn’t you?

The recipe I used is from Pete Evans’ new pizza book, but that is in a bag, in storage somewhere so I don’t have that recipe to share. However, here is one from the recipe community that should work a treat!

Use pesto with pastas, on top of pizzas like I did, with chicken or anything else your heart desires!

In other exciting news, I signed my life away today to the bank for the next 30 years so I can afford my new house! I’ll try to not make this blog about what goes best with rice, pasta and 2 minute noodles after settlement :P

Basil Pesto

[source] – Please note I have not tried this recipe

  • 2 cups Basil, washed
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 level tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional.
  • Salt & Pepper optional
  1. Crush garlic and pine nuts for a few seconds.
  2. Add basil, cheese and lemon juice. Whizz a few seconds. While processing add oil slowly. Then add sugar, salt and pepper if desired.
  3. This will keep in the fridge for a week. Or freeze in ice cube trays and thaw as needed.


Styling Notes:
Jar – from a $2 shop
Home grown lemons and mini capsicum
Crushed brown craft paper
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13 Responses to “{Thermomix Thursday} Pesto”
  1. I seriously cannot believe how easy it is to make home made pesto. There are so many things you could use it for. I love how the parmesan just gives it that bit of a bite.
    Tina @ bitemeshowme recently posted..Pho Garden, San Francisco – California USA

  2. Hahhaa I wonder how many Thermo Mix posts it’ll take before i just splurge and buy one myself :D hehe

    I had no idea pesto had pine nuts lol oops i feel so silly now :P
    Daisy@Nevertoosweet recently posted..Endless Fondue – Movenpick Ice Cream

  3. YAY! congrats, lovely! This looks divine, so fresh & vibrant. I LOVE pesto.
    Heidi xo
    Heidi – Apples Under My Bed recently posted..David’s 30th Birthday Party

  4. Catherine says:

    Always love your Thermomix recipes – what can’t you make with a Thermomix?? One day the Thermomix will be mine!
    Catherine recently posted..Brooks

  5. hollypop says:

    i’m scared of pine nuts.
    don’t they taste like fish to you?
    i like walnuts in pesto instead.
    i want to see a thermomix in action. they seem like magical devices.

  6. Lianne says:

    Gosh. Really making me what a thermomix seeing all the posts! hehe and this pesto looks amazing! Never really enjoyed those bought in the supermarkets so I think I just have to make my own, but in a normal blender! :P x
    Lianne recently posted..Highpoint : A New Fresh Food Market In Town!

  7. Oh dear, I know I don’t need a thermomix… But the more I see the more I like :)
    GourmetGetaways recently posted..Halloween Roundup!

  8. Congratulations on buying new digs!! How exciting! With the thermomix you’ll be fine. Didn’t they tell us you can eat for practically nothing if you pay $2000 for one? LOL

    I love pesto and use it a lot.
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef recently posted..Hey! Let’s All Go to Canberra for a Foodie Weekend!

  9. Sammie says:

    I haven’t tried the pesto in my thermie yet, but it looks lovely. As does the styling! Massive congrats on the home of your own! I’ve missed your thermomix posts – good to see you back!
    Sammie recently posted..Celebrating Life with Matchbox Twenty

  10. Christine says:

    I only recently found you via milkbarmag (I think). I’m about to splurge and get a thermomix so I’m glad I didn’t really miss any Thursday posts.

    Congrats on your new home, maybe you could do a Tight a**e Tuesday column (or Frugal Friday, but who wants to be frugal on Friday?)

    Look forward to your Thursday column.

  11. Winston says:

    Is that a straw with your pesto? Hahhaa… Think me eyes are playing a trick on me. Anyhoo, congrats on signing for a house!! What a milestone. Huge commitment but am sure it’s going to make you guys very, very happy. Too much drama from rental properties. Trust me, I know what it’s like to get screwed over by rental agents! Plus, that woman I was dealing with was a hardass Asian too. Huge B. Anyway, cause for celebrationsssssss! =D

  12. Agnes says:

    New blog idea: 100 ways with 2 minute noodles. (You know you want to!)
    Agnes recently posted..Peru: Inca Trail – Machu Picchu

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