Perfect Pesto Pasta Sauce!

When I (Bec) was in Italy, I tried to seek out the local foods of each area. When I was in Genoa, I made sure to have the Pesto Genovese… a delicious basil pasta sauce. I think it goes perfectly with gnocchi, which is a real favourite of mine. I don't eat it a lot these days, but have found a great gluten free brand so we have it every now and again! We featured it in Episode 11 of the podcast.

It is a SUPER simple dinner that you can make very quickly. Simply boil a pot of water and have your pasta cooking while you make the sauce. It reheats really well, so it's also a great option for making ahead for lunches.

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Basil Pesto Genovese Pasta Sauce in the Thermomix


  • Author: The 4 Blades
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

I first had Pesto Genovese on my travels through Italy, when I stopped for a night in Genoa. It is a delicious basil pasta sauce. I think it goes perfectly with gnocchi, which is a real favourite of mine. I don’t eat it a lot these days, but have found a great gluten free brand so we have it every now and again! It is a SUPER simple dinner that you can make very quickly. Simply boil a pot of water and have your pasta cooking while you make the sauce. It reheats really well, so it’s also a great option for making ahead for lunches. – Bec

We featured this recipe in Episode 11 of the podcast.

Recipe Tester Feedback: “So easy, my girls loved it over pasta. I omitted the chilli for the kids, but can see it would be a nice addition for the adults.” – Suzanne

No: Gluten / Egg
Contains: Dairy / Nuts


Ingredients

  • Parmesan cheese – 20g, or pecorino cheese
  • fresh basil – 60g, leaves
  • cashew nuts – 70g, or pine nuts
  • chilli – 1 (optional, to your preferred heat)
  • garlic clove – 1, peeled
  • butter – 15g, or oil
  • salt – pinch
  • pepper – pinch
  • water – 60g

Instructions

  1. Add Parmesan cheese (20g) to the bowl. Grate Speed 8 / 10 seconds.
  2. Add basil leaves (60g), cashews (70g), chilli (1) and garlic clove (1). Chop Speed 6 / 12 seconds. Scrape down sides.
  3. Chop again Speed 6 / 5 seconds. Scrape down sides.
  4. Add butter (15g) to the bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Program 2:30 minutes / 80C / Speed 1.5.
  5. Add water (60g). Program 1 minute / 80C / Speed 4.
  6. Pour the sauce over your favourite pasta – it's perfect for gnocchi!

Notes

Cannot be frozen

Keywords: Thermomix Condiments & Marinades, Free Thermomix Recipes, LCHF, Lower Carb, Lunch & Dinner Thermomix Recipes, Vegetarian

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