Greek Pesto


Greek Pesto
You may already know the pesto, this delicious Italian sauce, well here is the Greek variation of the thing: the basil is accompanied by thyme and oregano, and the Parmesan replaced by feta cheese.

Greek flavors, but in an Italian spirit, a true European recipe.
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Last modified on: July 24th 2022

Keywords for this recipe:SaucePestoGreekCondimentBasilFetaThymeOregano
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10 min.8 min.18 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 8 min.
Greek Pesto : Photo of step #1
Roast 125 g pine nuts in a small pan over medium heat, stirring regularly, they must be well browned.

Let cool.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Greek Pesto : Photo of step #2
In a high-sided container, put the leaves of 1 bunch basil, 1 teaspoon dry oregano and the leaves of 3 sprigs thyme.

Pour over the juice and zest of 1 lemon, then 3 tablespoons olive oil.

Blend once.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Greek Pesto : Photo of step #3
Add the roasted pine nuts, 150 g feta cut into small pieces, and pepper generously (do not add salt).

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Greek Pesto : Photo of step #4
Blend a second time, drizzling in enough olive oil to achieve a mustard-like consistency.

Check seasoning.

Place in the refrigerator in a closed jar.
Remarks
This is a rough recipe, feel free to adapt the proportions of oil, feta and basil to your taste, and to the result once you have tasted it.

If you can get fresh oregano, don't hesitate, it will be better.
Keeping
Several days in the refrigerator, in a closed jar.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,705 Kcal or 7,138 Kj44 gr36 gr154 gr
85 %17 %3 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
367 Kcal or 1,537 Kj9 gr8 gr33 gr
18 %4 %1 %5 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
426 Kcal or 1,784 Kj11 gr9 gr39 gr
21 %4 %1 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 8.44 €
  • Per person : 2.11 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
FetaFeta: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Greek salad, Feta in olive oil with herbs, Souda salad, Spinach brik parcels, Lumberjack turnovers, ... All
Pine nutsPine nuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crunchy salad, Spinach and ricotta ravioli, Purple Pesto, Pesto, Greek-style stuffed courgettes, ... All
ThymeThyme: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Home-made chilli oil, Herb salad, Preserved lemons, Rabbit civet, Roasted Cauliflower, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Involtinis, Polenta, Gratin of purple artichokes, Rabbit civet "à la normande", Sliced cauliflower with 3 cheeses, ... All
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