Fresh Stir-In Basil Pesto Sauce Waitrose 145g

3.7 out of 5 (70)

46 out of 70 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

life 4 days guaranteed (avg. 7.5) (avg. 7.5)*

Suitable for vegetarians Suitable for freezing


Price per 100g: £1.51


Product Description

A pesto made with basil, olive oil (25%), medium fat hard cheese and toasted pine nuts

Product Information



Keep refrigerated below 5ºC. Once opened, consume within 2 days.
Suitable for freezing on day of purchase. Use within one month. Defrost fully before use: do not refreeze once defrosted.

Prepare & Use

Serving suggestion
Cook 250g of fresh egg penne pasta, drain and add Waitrose Green Basil Pesto. Ensure the pasta is piping hot to allow the heat of the pasta to melt the sauce

Country of Origin


Country of Packing



Waitrose Ltd
RG12 8YA

Package Type

Sleeve & Pot.

Recycling Information

Sleeve and pot recyclable.

Other Information

Per 1/2 pot calories 309 15%, sugars 0.6g 1%, fat 30.7g 44%, saturates 5.6g 28%, salt 0.74g 12% GDA Packaging Card - Sleeve - widely recycled Plastic - Pot and Lid - check local recycling Plastic - Film - not currently recycled.


Allergen Information

  • Contains: Lactose, Milk


Basil, Olive Oil (25%), Medium Fat Hard Cheese, Toasted Pine Nuts, Lemon Juice, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Water, Garlic Puree, Salt.

Dietary Information

Suitable for Vegetarians

Nutritional Data

Typical Valuesper 100gper  pot
of which sugars0.8g0.6g
of which saturates7.7g5.6g


Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5

70 customers reviewed this product Average rating 3.7

46 out of 70 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

13 March 2014

Classic Pesto

Great, fresh tasting pesto. Only wish it contained slightly more pine nuts.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

15 December 2013

Excellent pesto

Lovely fresh, delicate flavour. Not too strong, which some pestos can be.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

28 July 2013

Best pesto ever

I find it very hard to find pesto as most isn't suitable for vegetarians. But this one is and is the nicest I've ever had. Will definitely be buying again.

Rating: 3 star out of 5

30 June 2013

Not for babies

I bought this to add some flavour to my baby's purées sometimes, however it has big chunks of pine nut so not safe for that purpose until I'd fished out the chunks. Not a problem for older children and adults of course.

Rating: 3 star out of 5

12 June 2013

Nice- ish

Liked it, put it in my favourite spinach, pine nut and pesto pasta salad, and it made it very nice. But it is a little salty, and not just because the cheese is salty. I could taste cheese, and the pine nuts were nice in it but I prefer to add more of my own! Couldn't really taste the basil....? Strange because that's sort of the point of pesto, isn't it?


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Providing something hot to eat is the hardest challenge (on the run), and although flasks of soup provide scope for spillage and mess, I fell they are worth the risk. This soup - my all-time most-requested - has the bonus, too of being so simple to make, you can do it while you stumble about the kitchen at breakfast. While you can make it with pesto from a jar, the difference when you use the "fresh" stuff in a tub that you find in chiller cabinets in the supermarkets is astonishing. I think soups taste better made in a blender rather than a food processor, and it's best to use a blender which has a central plug in the lid that you can remove to stop pressure building up - which, in turn, prevents you getting soup all over you or your walls. That would not be a good start to the day.

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