Classic Pesto Sauce

Classic Pesto Sauce
This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
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Prep Time
11 min
Total Time
11 min
Prep Time
11 min
Total Time
11 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup (120 ml) olive oil
  2. 1/2 cup (50 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  3. 3 medium garlic cloves, peeled
  4. 2 cups (80 g) fresh basil leaves
  5. 3 Tablespoons (25 g) pine nuts
  6. Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, except salt and pepper, into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 7.
  4. Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades
Notes
  1. Recipe yields enough sauce to coat one pound of pasta.
  2. Submitted By: Vitamix
  3. Difficulty: Easy
  4. Yield: 1.5 c ( 360 ml )
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