Basil Pesto

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recipe by Kenwood

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based on 58 ratings

Pesto is not only great with pasta it can be used in a variety of ways; try adding it to cheese toasties, pizzas or stirring into mayonnaise or salad dressing.You can keep this pesto for several days in the fridge in an airtight container.

recipe updated Mar 30, 2023


  • Fresh basil leaves icon
    Fresh basil leaves
    120 g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Pine nuts icon
    Pine nuts
    50 g
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    50 g
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    150 g


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  1. Fit extra fine grating disc (1) to direct prep attachment
  2. Fit direct prep attachment to kCook Multi
  3. Fit max blade to kCook bowl
  4. Add fresh basil leaves, garlic clove and pine nuts to the kCook bowl
  5. Fit kCook bowl to kCook Multi
  6. Turn direct prep attachment to position 1
  7. Grate parmesan cheese into the kCook bowl with direct prep attachment
  8. Turn direct prep attachment to position 2
  9. Add salt & pepper to the kCook bowl
  10. Attach lid to kCook bowl
  11. Blend with filler cap removed and continue - 1 min, speed 10
  12. Add olive oil to the kCook bowl slowly while machine is running
  13. Transfer content of kCook bowl to jar
  14. Store in fridge
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