Making pesto dip has never been so easy and satisfying. You can add either pine nuts for pesto pasta or cashews for that added nutty taste in your dip. Growing your own herbs such as basil, parsley and coriander means you can pick your own herbs any time you feel like trying out a dish.

Here’s how to make your very own pesto dip


½ cup extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic, ground

1 cup basil

¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated

¼ cup cashews, ground


  1.   Grind the following in a food processor: garlic, basil, cheese and cashews.
  2.   Pour in olive oil a little at a time till ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3.   Do not blend mixture into an entirely smooth paste unlike that for pasta pesto.


It is recommended that the texture be a little coarse for dipping for that crunchy nutty flavour.

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