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{Thermomix Thursday} Pesto

“Pesto is something I had never made before until now. Great as a pizza topping, pasta sauce, or condiment for anything else you may fancy!”

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{Thermomix Thursday} Pesto

{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 😛

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.


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13 comments on “{Thermomix Thursday} Pesto
  1. Tina @ bitemeshowme - November 1, 2012 at 7:12 am

    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.

  2. Daisy@Nevertoosweet - November 1, 2012 at 7:38 am

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

    I had no idea pesto had pine nuts lol oops i feel so silly now 😛

  3. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed - November 1, 2012 at 8:49 am

    YAY! congrats, lovely! This looks divine, so fresh & vibrant. I LOVE pesto.
    Heidi xo

  4. Catherine - November 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

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

  5. hollypop - November 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    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 - November 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    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! 😛 x

  7. GourmetGetaways - November 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Oh dear, I know I don’t need a thermomix… But the more I see the more I like :)

  8. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef - November 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    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.

  9. Sammie - November 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    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!

  10. Christine - November 2, 2012 at 8:20 am

    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 - November 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    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 - November 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    New blog idea: 100 ways with 2 minute noodles. (You know you want to!)

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