Thyme Hazelnut Pesto
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5 from 5 votes

5 Minute Hazelnut Pesto with Thyme

Made in minutes, Hazelnut Pesto with Thyme is a buttery, zesty twist on the classic.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment, sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: hazelnut pesto, hazelnut thyme, homemade pesto, thyme pesto
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jane Saunders

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Strip the leaves from the thyme
  • Finely grate the parmesan
  • Peel the garlic and roughly chop
  • Put the hazelnuts into a foodprocessor (use the small bowl if you have one or use a stick blender) and pulse until course
  • Add the cheese, thyme, garlic, zest and lemon juice. Pulse until desired consistency is reached, scrapping down the bowl as required
  • Add the oil and some salt & pepper to taste. Briefly pulse to combine
  • Best eaten fresh but can be stored for up to 3 days

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