Bitton Basil Pesto with Magimix

Bitton Basil Pesto with Magimix

Serves approx 200ml
Made using the little power house that is Le Mini from Magimix. Enjoy this delicious fresh pesto on everything!


  • 2 bunches of basil, leaves picked
  • 120 g pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Half cup of good quality olive oil
  • 1 green birds eye chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • Generous amount of cracked black pepper


Use the Magimix Le Mini with the larger bowl and blade.

Place the pine nuts, garlic cloves, chilli and just a little of the olive oil into the Le Mini and process for a few seconds.

Add the basil leaves, salt and pepper and process for a few seconds until roughly chopped.  Then process continuously adding the olive oil in a steady stream through the top until well combined.  Add a little more olive oil if required.

Place pesto into jars, topping with a little olive oil to keep its colour.  Refrigerate until required. 

Add parmesan as you like when serving!