Pestle + Mortar Award Winning Green Pesto is made fresh in Galway, Ireland, with hand-picked Irish grown basil and sweetened with mature Irish cheddar and Grana Padano cheeses. Our Pestle + Mortar Red Pesto has also received numerous awards for its rich flavour, which is derived from the olive oil content and the use of high-quality fresh red peppers and sundried tomatoes.

Green Basil Pesto

Sundried Tomato Pesto

In 2023, Pestle + Mortar released a new range of Hummus, including Classic Hummus, Caramelised Onion Hummus, + Basil Pesto Topped Hummus. These creamy + luxurious dips are made fresh in Galway, + can be found on shelves now.

Classic Hummus

Basil Pesto Hummus

Caramelised Onion Hummus

We’ve been creating recipes for as long as we have been making delicious pesto, & you can find more of the below on our inspiration page.

Our pestos were created by a team of chefs led by Executive Chef Thomas Haughton. We’ve also been collaborating with the multi-talented Jennifer Oppermann (@jenniferocooks) to create dishes that demonstrate how flexible this classic sauce can be.

In 2021 we began growing our own basil on-site in our Galway base, with expansion to off-site to meet demand in 2023. Our hand picked basil grown all year round in Ireland.

Lamb Skewers and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Pesto

Courgette and Quinoa Salad

Potato and Vegetable Baked Rotolo