Coriander, Chilli and Lemon Myrtle Pesto

Processing time: 2.5 minutes in a Thermomix


  • 45g Pine nuts

  • 5 whole raw Macadamia nuts (or 10 halves)

  • 1 small clove of garlic

  • 1 large red chilli (the non-hot variety), with seeds removed

  • 80g fresh coriander

  • 30g fresh dill

  • 1/8th teaspoon of salt

  • 100ml/g extra virgin olive oil (or can use a combination of V6 oil with olive oil)

  • 1 drop Young Living Lemon Myrtle oil*


  1. Blend the pine nuts, macadamia nuts, garlic and chilli at high speed in your blender or food processor.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until desired consistency is reached. If using a Thermomix, blend at speed 7 for 30 seconds for a smooth texture.

  3. Season with additional salt, pepper and oil if desired.

  4. Serve immediately, or cover and store in a glass jar in fridge.

*When you use essential oils in your food, it has all the benefits of using the fresh herb, only it’s more concentrated. That means a small amount goes a very long way. This makes essential oils wonderfully cost-effective as a natural flavouring agent in your favourite recipes.

It is important that you source good quality essential oils to use in your foods and drinks, particularly ones that are compliant with Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ). You also want to ensure your essential oils have been grown and produced with no chemical sprays or synthetic additives.

One brand that ticks all of these boxes is the Young Living Essential Oils. They are the largest producer of therapeutic-grade essential oils in the world, with farms and partner-farms all around the globe, including in Australia. I’ve been enjoying the Young Living oils for personal use for six years now.

For more information or for help with ordering your oils, please contact us at the clinic.