30 grams of pesto on a scale
pesto smeared on a dehydrator tray
4 grams of dehydrated pesto
fresh basil and two cloves of garlic



Dry Time 

2-6 hours

Wet Weight 

30 grams

Dry Weight 

4 grams

Notes / Directions 

  • This is a trail pesto, not an authentic pesto.
  • Do not add pine nuts or oil.
  • Combine a handful of basil with a couple cloves of garlic.
  • Process in a food processor or in a mortar and pestle.
  • Add salt and water to help the processing or grinding.
  • Pesto is dry when it becomes delicate and falls apart easily.
  • Total drying time will depend on how much water you add and how large of a batch you're making.