Intense in taste: basil pesto from the Thermomix

Geschmacksintensiv: Basilikumpesto aus dem Thermomix - Wundermix GmbH

Our basil pesto thermomix recipe

You need the following ingredients for around 350 g of basil pesto from the Thermomix. This is enough for four portions if you serve it with pasta.

  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 120 g fresh basil leaves if possible
  • 100g Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 150 g extra virgin olive oil


Basil pesto prepared with the Thermomix in several steps

  1. Put the coarsely chopped cheese into the mixing bowl and chop for 10 seconds on level 10. Push the fine graters down with the spatula.
  1. Add the peeled garlic cloves, mix them with the cheese for 4 seconds on speed 8 and push the mixture down again with the spatula.
  1. In the third step for the basil pesto from the Thermomix, add the pine nuts, basil leaves, salt and olive oil. Mix for 15 seconds on level 8. The basil pesto according to the Thermomix recipe is now ready.
  1. To store, place the Thermomix basil pesto in thoroughly washed and sterilized jars. After bottling, make sure the surface of the basil pesto is covered with olive oil. The Thermomix basil pesto can easily last for half a year.


Which Thermomix is ​​suitable for basil pesto?

You can prepare the Thermomix basil pesto in just a few minutes because you can always rely on the power of your Thermomix. To achieve the best results when chopping garlic, cheese and other ingredients, choose the TM6, TM5 or TM31 models. This means that the basil pesto from the Thermomix is ​​guaranteed to be delicious.


How much does basil pesto cost me with the Thermomix?

The Thermomix basil pesto is a luxurious delicacy whose unique taste, but also the high price, is due to the first-class ingredients required. Real Parmesan has to mature for a long time, pine nuts are a sought-after commodity and the basil ideally comes from your own garden. Expect to pay between 1.50 and 2.00 euros per serving or around 5.00 euros per glass. It's not cheap, but your pesto uses the ingredients of the original, tried-and-tested recipe. The supposedly cheaper supermarket pesto often relies on cheap hard cheese and replaces the actually irreplaceable pine nuts with cashews or even peanuts.


Miracle mix: we can do pesto. We can spaghetti. We can do Thermomix.

Your basil pesto from the Thermomix is ​​not only quick to prepare, but can also be easily combined with low carb, as it not only tastes great with pasta or bread, but also looks great with a salad. At Wundermix you will find many other Thermomix recipes and Thermomix recipe books that are similarly classic and yet versatile. No matter whether you find yourself in Italian or Spanish or French cuisine, at Wundermix you will not only find the inspiration you need, but also excellent ingredients and the most innovative accessories. For example for the Varoma of the Thermomix , the Thermomix spatula and also Monsieur Cuisine Connect accessories .

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