Condiments Recipes

Basil Pesto

With some antibacterial properties this fridge staple does more than pack a punch with flavour.

Nutrition Information


82 kcal


1 g


0.6 g


0.1 g


8.7 g


0.2 g

Serves: 16
Portion size: 1 tbsp
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes


Cutting board

Cheese grater

Stick blender

Deep 1L bowl

Measuring cup

Measuring spoon


4 cups fresh basil leaves

¼ cup parmesan/Parmigiano, grated

¼ cup pine nuts*

2 cloves fresh garlic

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

2 tbsp lemon juice

½ cup Liviana™ Eureka Lemon Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil

*for a nut-free or more affordable option use sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts.


  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and blend until combined, but still has a chunky texture.

  2. Taste and season if needed.

  3. Use as a healthy condiment in everyday cooking as you would use any other herb. Perfect on sandwiches, pasta or as a sauce on grilled veg or meat.

The recipes provided on this website are intended to be used by healthy individuals who will still use some discretion when it comes to their personal needs and requirements. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we provide is accurate, we cannot guarantee that it is free from errors or omissions. It is the responsibility of the reader to check the ingredients and ensure that they are suitable for their specific dietary requirements. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you are unsure of any allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances. Additionally, while we provide suggestions for ingredient substitutions, it is up to the reader to determine whether these substitutions are appropriate for their specific dietary needs.

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Wilna Eksteen

Wilna Eksteen

Registered Dietition

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