Essential Basil Pesto
Breville Test Kitchen

Breville Test Kitchen

Essential Basil Pesto

This is one speedy ticket to flavor town! Fresh basil gets some S-blade™ action with its pals ‘pine nut and parmesan’ for a bright, fragrant pesto that really does need to go in your Essentials folder. Its uses are endless…classic pasta sauce, grilled-chicken topper or tomato salad…the list goes on.
the Paradice™ 9
the Paradice™ 9 Product Details

the Paradice™ 9

+3 more appliances


15 mins total time

15 mins active time


Makes 2 cups



  • parmesan cheese icon
    3½ oz parmesan cheese
  • clove garlic icon
    2 cloves garlic


  • toasted pine nuts icon
    ½ cup (2½ oz) toasted pine nuts
  • kosher salt icon
    ½ tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper icon
    Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • basil leaf icon
    2 cups (2 oz) basil leaves
  • extra-virgin olive oil icon
    1 cup (8 fl oz) extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1Carefully assemble the processor with the grey spindle and green S-blade™ in the bowl. Break the parmesan into pieces and place in the bowl with the garlic. Process until finely chopped. Add the pine nuts, salt, pepper and basil and process. While processing, slowly add the oil through the feed chute to emulsify. Scraping down the side occasionally.
  • 2Your batch of basil goodness is blitzed – so what next? Grilled cheese sandwich, Margherita pizza, Italian burger…it’s no one-trick pasta-pony you know! And if you can’t decide…date n’ label your airtight container and refrigerate for a week or freeze up to a month.
Gluten Free

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