skinnymixer's Red Pesto

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skinnymixer's Red Pesto


skinnymixer's Red Pesto

5 from 4 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 25
Calories: 54kcal


  • 170 g semi dried tomato
  • 50 g raw macadamia - or cashew, or pinenut...
  • 40 g olive oil - you can increase to 100 g if you like an oilier/runnier pesto
  • 30 g parmesan cheese - cubed (omit for dairy free)
  • 2 cloves of garlic - peeled
  • 30 g roasted capsicum - jar or roast your own
  • 10 g tomato paste
  • 10 g fresh basil - large bunch
  • 20 g kalamata olive flesh - optional
  • pinch of salt


  • Add all ingredients to mixer bowl, blend for 20 sec/speed 5/MC on or until desired consistency is reached.


Please note: This pesto will last a maximum of 3 days in the fridge due to raw garlic and the risk of botulism.
You can freeze any left over pesto or simply eat with some crackers!
Feel free to adapt this recipe to what you like ie. if you don't like capsicum you can omit. You can also omit the olives and season to taste.
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Serving: 15g | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 3.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 66mg | Sugar: 2.5g

Alternative Red Pesto Uses:

  • Portion & freeze
  • Scrolls, Pizza Sauce or even a toasted Sandwich with cheese!
  • Savoury crepes (red pesto, ham, shredded cheese, tomato)
  • Use with shredded chicken
  • Eat it as dip, or also mix with cream cheese
  • Kievs (pesto, spinach & cheese), Parmies, Chicken Rissoles
  • Roast lamb crust
  • Stir through Pasta or a Pasta bake (with chicken)
  • Mix through Lunchbox Chicken Loaf

  1. 5 stars
    Another fabulous meal idea Nikalene. I have made this numerous times and when I do I divide the entire mix by 4 and freeze. When needed I fry up some salami and fresh capsicum strips (red, orange or yellow or mix the three). I then throw in one of the pastes and mix it all up. If you want a slightly runnier sauce, a dash of cream and a fresh tomato pureed can be added. I then mix it through with some cooked pasta. This is a quick meal idea on busy days and it tastes sensational.

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. Made it dairy-free and I was not disappointed. It’s especially lovely on a bacon and egg toasted sandwich, yum!

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