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How To Make Pesto In A Nutribullet

Pesto has been a staple in Italian cuisine since the Middle Ages.

The recipe for pesto is traditionally basil, garlic, and pine nuts which are all blended with olive oil to create an amazing meal.

Pesto can be used as a sauce over pasta or rice, it can be eaten on toast with eggs for breakfast or lunch, and it’s also great when mixed into soups or stews! 

This article will give you some tips on how to make your own perfect Nutribullet pesto dinner in just minutes. All you need is some fresh ingredients and patience!

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Can You Make Pesto In A Nutribullet?

Pesto is actually surprisingly simple to make in a Nutribullet, and it takes less than five minutes! You can add pine nuts or almonds for a little extra crunch if desired and the dish will still turn out great. 

This recipe makes enough pesto for one serving, just double it if you want to make more.

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How To Make Pesto In A Nutribullet


  1. Basil leaves (a handful)
  2. Grated parmesan cheese (1 tbsp)
  3. Shredded Mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup)
  4. Garlic cloves (4-5 cloves)
  5. Olive oil (a dash, just to moisten the paste – you will need about an ounce or so).
  6. Pine nuts (no more than 1/3 of a cup. If you are watching your calorie intake, substitute pine nuts for chopped walnuts).
  7. Sea salt and pepper to taste. *optional*


Grate four garlic cloves into the Nutribullet container. 

Pour one ounce of olive oil into the container with the grated garlic. 

Then, add the basil leaves into the container. 

Blend on high power until smooth, about twenty seconds at the most. 

Next, add in some pine nuts and blend for another fifteen seconds or so (or until it’s to your liking). 

Add in a dash of sea salt and pepper if desired – this will give your pesto that added zest! 

Finally, mix together one tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese with half a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese to create a nice cheesy crust. 

Top your pesto mixture with this yummy cheese crust and blend for another ten seconds before serving!

Pesto is also amazing when mixed into soups or stews or made into pesto breadsticks instead of dipping breadsticks into the regular marinara sauce! 

The Nutribullet makes cooking for one (or two) easy, quick, and healthy. 

You can make all kinds of different foods with your Nutribullet including soups, stews, omelets, smoothies, pesto breadsticks, pesto pasta… the possibilities are endless!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (200g):

Calories: 290

Fat: 25g

Protein: 8g

Carbohydrates: 5g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 1.5g      

*all nutritional facts based on 4 servings*

This delicious recipe is low in fat, high in protein, and just right for a great meal to prepare for yourself, your significant other, or your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Pesto Made Out Of?

Traditionally, pesto is made mainly of basil leaves (and sometimes also pine nuts) which are then blended with olive oil and garlic. You can add in a pinch or two of salt and pepper if desired.

What’s The Best Way To Store Pesto In The Fridge?

The best way to store the pesto in the fridge is in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Pesto can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.

How Do You Freeze Pesto In Ice Cube Trays?

You absolutely can freeze pesto by using ice cube trays – just pour your leftover pesto into each individual compartment then store it in freezer bags or containers once frozen.

Can I Use A Different Type Of Nut Instead Of Pine Nuts?

Absolutely! Just substitute pine nuts with whichever type of nut you prefer, such as chopped walnuts. Alternatively, try substituting pine nuts with a few tablespoons of basil leaves to create a milder flavor that is still just as delicious!

How Long Does It Take To Make Pesto In The Blender?

You can make pesto in a blender in seconds using a quick blend and pulse motion – it should take between ten and fifteen seconds to blend the basil leaves into the perfect consistency.

How Can I Make Pesto Breadsticks?

One way to make pesto breadsticks is by adding the basil leaves into the bottom of a Nutribullet before adding your preferred breadstick along with some oil, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper. You can also add in cheese if desired – just blend for another ten seconds or so once all ingredients are added!  

Making Pesto In A Nutribullet – Wrap Up

Making pesto is easy and quick no matter which type of blender you use. The Nutribullet makes nut butter, pesto, and smoothies all easy to make and delicious!

With just a few fresh ingredients you can whip up some pesto right away with the Nutribullet. 

Enjoy this tasty treat as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to your favorite pasta or seafood dish!

AboutKelly A Hartigan

Kelly A Hartigan has been an avid consumer of blenders for years. She is passionate about helping others find the best blender for their needs and has tried different brands on her quest to find the perfect match.

She loves to blend fruit and vegetables into juices, which she drinks throughout the day for good health.

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