Cultural Background

Pesto is an Italian sauce, originally made by grinding and mixing; olive oil, basil leaves, garlic, sea salt, pecorino and/or parmesan cheese, and pine nuts. The ingredients where being grinded together inside a mortar, hence the name ‘pesto’ = grind. Pesto has a creamy texture.

Culinary information


  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 30 gram basil
  • 10 gram garlic
  • 30 gram pine nuts
  • 30 gram Parmesan cheese
  • 2 gram salt
  • 1 gram pepper


  • scale
  • frying pan
  • knife
  • food processor
  • measuring cup
  • trays


  1. Properly clean all materials
  2. Carefully weigh all ingredients
  3. Roast the pine nuts until they are slightly colored
  4. Clean the basil and remove the stems
  5. Peel the garlic and chop it roughly.
  6. Put the basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese in the food processor and grind until smooth.
  7. Carefully add the olive oil.
  8. Flavor with salt and pepper

Other aspects

  • Can be saved for one week inside a glass preserving jar


  • Contains: milk (lactose)
  • Contains: nuts/seeds