Basil & Cashew Pesto Dip

Spread this pesto over a fresh loaf of crusty bread, stir through pasta with slices of chicken or bacon for a quick meal or use as a dip with crackers. I always find this Basil & Cashew Pesto Dip delightfully satisfying.  I love basil it is my favourite herb and currently the one and only growing in my backyard, I made it a priority to pot one up shortly after we moved in.


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I made some of this dip recently to serve at one of my kid’s birthday parties, a lovely savoury snack amongst the other treats.


This recipe can be found in the Thermomix cookbook, however it can also be made in a food processor for those of you that don’t have a thermomix, here’s the recipe below.


Basil & Cashew Pesto Dip

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  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins


  • 50g parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 40g fresh basil leaves, washed
  • 20g fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, washed
  • 160g raw cashew nuts
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, to taste
  • 60g extra virgin olive oil


  1. Place cheese, garlic, basil, parsley, vinegar and nuts in a food processor.
  2. Pulse until chopped.
  3. With motor running, gradually add oil.
  4. Process until well combined.
  5. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

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