Chunky Cashew Pesto, Basil and Parmesan Dip

Cashew Pesto – I love dip and bickies, and am always on the lookout for new ones to try.  You’ll love this – try it with home made crackers!

Cashew Pesto



  • 1 clove garlic
  • 30g parmesan cheese
  • 100g raw cashews
  • 40g basil leaves
  • 20g grape-seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Grate parmesan cheese for 15 seconds on speed 8, then set aside

Place garlic in thermomix bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 7

Scrape down sides of bowl and then add cashews and chop for 40 seconds on speed 4

Add parmesan cheese, basil, oil, vinegar and salt and press turbo button 4 times to have a rough but evenly chopped mixture

Serve with crackers or vegetable crudites

Serves: 6 (2 Tablespoons per serve)

Approximate calories per serve: 150

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