Maggie Beer

Basil Pesto

A quick and easy basil pesto recipe from Maggie's social media series, Cooking With Maggie.

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Step 1: Place in the food processor in this order; 2 tbsp verjuice, ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, half the basil leaves, pinch of salt, garlic clove, remaining basil leaves, nuts, and parmesan.

Step 2: Blitz until combined and then slowly add the remaining ½ cup extra virgin olive oil and blend until well combined.

Step 3: Pour into your jar and drizzle just enough extra virgin olive oil on top to seal the pesto.

Step 4: Seal with a lid and refrigerate.


  1. 3 cups basil stems removed
  2. 2/3 cup parmesan cheese grated
  3. 1 clove garlic
  4. 1 pinch salt flakes
  5. 40ml 2 tbsp Verjuice
  6. 1 cup almonds or nuts of choice
  7. 20ml 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil to top pesto

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