Basil and Green Chilli Pesto


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Appears in

The Gate Easy Vegetarian Cookbook

The Gate Easy Vegetarian Cookbook

By Adrian Daniel and Michael Daniel

Published 2007

  • About

This simple variation on the classic pesto Genovese was inspired by the need for a little chilli in every dish. The pesto works beautifully on spaghetti and makes a great addition to sandwiches, and a teaspoon will enliven any sauce. It keeps well in the fridge.


  • basil 1 large bunch
  • green chillies 2
  • garlic clove 1


  1. Place the basil, chilli, garlic, and 75 ml ( fl oz) olive oil in a food processor and blend until you have a smooth paste.
  2. Add the almonds and lemon juice and continue to b