Homemade pesto

Fresh pesto tastes very different to shop bought, and this low-syn version is delicious


This pesto uses lemon juice rather than just olive oil to moisten it, so it’s lower syn than an oil filled one, but it’s a beautifully fresh taste and a very quick and easy meal option if you have it made up already!

My Recipe

Serves: 12
Syns: 1.5 syns per tsp
Healthy Extra:


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 40g fresh basil
  • 30g parmesan
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Large pinch coarse sea salt


  1. Using a mini chopper, whizz together the garlic and pinenuts
  2. Add the basil, whizz again
  3. Add oil, whizz again
  4. Add the grated parmesan, lemon juice and salt and whizz until all combined

Additional Info

My favourite way to serve this is with rigatoni, fresh green beans and chopped bacon fried until it's crispy. So delicious!

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