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Basil and Courgette Pesto

Basil and Courgette Pesto

This Basil and Courgette Pesto is a great way of getting your kids to eat one of their five a day. Bursting with a fresh tasty flavour, this recipe is a delicious twist on our Homemade Basil Pesto. Who knew adding courgettes would result in such a creamy, flavourful sauce? Swirl it into pasta for a quick and healthy lunchtime meal your kids will love. 

This pesto is also perfect for batch cooking. Make a big batch and store in our 2oz pot ready to be used with pasta dishes, sandwiches or even fish or chicken.

Cook time: 1 minute
Makes: 4 Adult Portions

1 courgette 
2 handfuls of basil 
1 clove of garlic
40g pine nuts 
Juice from half a lemon 
50g parmesan 
tbsp olive oil 
Pepper to taste


  1. In a frying pan over a medium heat, lightly toast the pine nuts. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Roughly chop the courgette. Add the courgette, basil, garlic, pine nuts, lemon and Parmesan cheese to a food processor. Pulse until a loose paste forms. 
  3. Add in the olive oil while the blender is running and pulse until everything is combined.
  4. Season to taste and serve. 

Weaning and Storage
6 months+ - Use as a dip for finger foods such as chopped vegetables or pasta.


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