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Fresh Stir-In Basil Pesto Sauce Waitrose 145g

3.7 out of 5 (71)

46 out of 71 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

life 4 days guaranteed (avg. 8)*

Suitable for vegetarians Suitable for freezing


Price per 100g: £1.51

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Product Description

A pesto made with basil, medium fat hard cheese, toasted pine nuts and extra virgin olive oil (6%)
Suitable for vegetarians

Product Information





Keep Refrigerated; Suitable for Home Freezing


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

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Waitrose Limited,
RG12 8YA,


Recipe/Serving ideas:
Cook 250g of fresh egg pasta, drain and add Waitrose Green pesto with basil. Ensure the pasta is piping hot to allow the heat of the pasta to melt the sauce.

Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Country of Packing



Waitrose Limited,
RG12 8YA,

Package Type


Recycling Information

Film - Plastic - Not Currently Recycled; Lid - Plastic - Check Local Recycling; Pot - Plastic - Check Local Recycling; Sleeve - Card - Widely Recycled

Other Information

Full Product Name:
A pesto made with basil, medium fat hard cheese, toasted pine nuts and extra virgin olive oil (6%)

Keep refrigerated below 5°C. Once opened, consume within 2 days. Do not exceed use by date.
Freeze as soon after purchase as possible and within the use by date. Use within one month. Defrost fully before use: do not refreeze once defrosted.
For use by date see top of pack.



Allergy Advice: For allergens see highlighted ingredients

Basil (26%), Olive Oil, Medium Fat Hard Cheese (Milk), Water, Toasted Pine Nuts, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (6%), Concentrated Lemon juice, Garlic Purée, Salt

Dietary Information

Suitable for Vegetarians

Nutritional Data

Typical Valuesas sold per 100g.
Energy 1748kJ, 424kcal
Fat 42.9g
of which saturates 7.4g
Carbohydrate 3.2g
of which sugars 0.4g
Fibre 1.4g
Protein 5.6g
Salt 0.75g


Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5

71 customers reviewed this product Average rating 3.7

46 out of 71 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Classic Pesto

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

Rating: 5 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Excellent pesto

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

Rating: 5 star out of 5

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

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

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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