Thermomix Basil Pesto Dip

Oct 29, 2015

Super simple and super versatile… this Thermomix Basil Pesto Dip is great to have on hand.

Thermomix Basil Pesto Dip

Sure, it’s a dip… but what else can you do with it?

Well, for starters, you can make disgusting eyeballs to go with a crazy vegetable face, made for the Healthy Halloween issue of the podcast! The picture below actually uses the guacamole dip, but you get the idea!

Happy Halloween Face

We also love mixing it with eggs for breakfast. Pesto eggs, better known as green eggs, served with ham is a favourite in The 4 Blades kitchen!

The recipe is super simple and combines some delicious flavours.

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Thermomix Basil Pesto Dip

  • Author: The 4 Blades
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: more than 10


Super simple and super versatile, this basil pesto dip is great to have on hand. Sure, it’s a dip, but what else can you do with it? We love mixing it with eggs for breakfast! Pesto eggs (better known as green eggs) served with ham is a favourite in The 4 Blades kitchen. It was featured in Episode 103 of the podcast, Thermomix Basil Recipes.

Recipe Tester Feedback: “Tasty! I served it to a hoard of teenage boys with biscuits, carrots, cucumbers and capsicum – and all I got back was a plateful of crumbs! They enjoyed it!” – Nicki

No: Gluten / Egg
Contains: Dairy / Nuts


  • pecorino cheese – 40g, or Parmesan cheese, cubed
  • garlic cloves – 1, peeled
  • fresh basil – 1 bunch, leaves only (approx. 30g)
  • fresh parsley – handful, leaves only, chopped
  • almonds – 100g
  • balsamic vinegar – 5g
  • salt – pinch
  • pepper – cracked, black
  • olive oil – 40g
  • Serving suggestions:
  • crackers – ensure GF if required
  • eggs – omit for EF
  • ham

You will need:

  • knife
  • chopping board
  • spatula


  1. Add the cubed pecorino cheese (40g) and peeled garlic clove (1) to the bowl. Chop Speed 8 / 8 seconds. Scrape down sides.
  2. Add the basil leaves (approx. 30g), chopped fresh parsley leaves (handful), almonds (100g), balsamic vinegar (5g), salt (pinch), cracked black pepper and olive oil (40g) to the bowl. Combine Speed 5 / 5 seconds. Assess the texture and continue processing if necessary.
  3. Enjoy!


Can be frozen

Make your own!
* Make your own crackers with these recipes:
– The Tea Party Issue – Olive Oil Crackers or Rosemary Crackers
– The Lunchbox Issue – Seeded Crackers (GF)
– The Picnic Issue – Lavosh Yeast Free CrackersFig and Olive Crackers or Cheesy Flax Crackers (GF)
– The Party Issue – ‘Free From Lots’ Crackers (GF)
– The Easy Issue – Moroccan Seed Crackers (GF)
– The On the Road Issue – Grain Free Crackers (GF)
– The Packed Lunch Issue – Cheesy Crackers or Seeded Polenta Crackers (GF)
– The Snacks Issue – Parmesan Sesame Crackers (GF) or Carrot and Seed Crackers (GF) or Grain Free Cumin Chickpea Crackers (GF)
– The Herb Garden Bonus Issue – Crunchy Thyme Crackers
– The Readers Issue – 4 Ingredient Cheese Crackers
– The Summer Issue – Lemon Pepper Almond Crackers

Keywords: Thermomix Condiments & Marinades, Free Thermomix Recipes, LCHF, Lower Carb, Savoury Thermomix Snacks, Side Dishes, Vegetarian