5 from 5 votes
Thyme Hazelnut Pesto
5 Minute Hazelnut Pesto with Thyme
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Made in minutes, Hazelnut Pesto with Thyme is a buttery, zesty twist on the classic.
Course: Condiment, sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: hazelnut pesto, hazelnut thyme, homemade pesto, thyme pesto
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jane Saunders
  • 100 g/ 2/3 cup Blanched hazelnuts
  • 50 g/ 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Small clove garlic
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 30 g/ 3/4 cup Fresh thyme
  • 100 ml/ 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  1. Strip the leaves from the thyme
  2. Finely grate the parmesan
  3. Peel the garlic and roughly chop
  4. Put the hazelnuts into a foodprocessor (use the small bowl if you have one or use a stick blender) and pulse until course
  5. Add the cheese, thyme, garlic, zest and lemon juice. Pulse until desired consistency is reached, scrapping down the bowl as required
  6. Add the oil and some salt & pepper to taste. Briefly pulse to combine
  7. Best eaten fresh but can be stored for up to 3 days
Recipe Notes

I like my pesto fairly chunky, but blend to a smoother consistency if desired If you like a looser pesto, add a little more oil until you are satisfied