Pesto Sauce - Standard Recipe

Dish name : Pesto Sauce

Pesto is an Italian sauce, traditionally consists of crushed garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves and hard cheese such as Parmigiano-Reggiano or pecorino Sardo, all blended with olive oil. Pesto is mainly used in pasta. They are also used in soups, bread, salads, a main course like pesto chicken etc.

Ingredients for 1 kg

Qty Unit Description
0.5 Kg Basil leaves
0.08 Kg Garlic
0.03 Kg Parsley
0.06 Kg Pinenuts
0.3 Litre Olive oil
0.01 Kg Salt
0.005 Kg Pepper
0.06 Kg Parmesan cheese


  • Blanch the herbs in hot water.
  • Put all the ingredients in a grinder and grind to a coarse paste
  • Store and use as required