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

120g 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!