Saturday, 27 October 2012

Homemade pesto is the best thing ever!

Delicious, simple, healthy AMAZING pasta topping!
Seen here with "courgette pasta". 

The great thing about pesto is that you can make it with any greens you want. The popular method is using basil. I usually use spinach as it's cheap. I've also known it made with rocket, coriander, kale... whatever you want!

The pesto pictured was a mix of spinach and basil.

Handful of wilted greens/ fresh herbs (to wilt it, put it in a colander and pour boiled water over it. Half a bag of spinach will make enough :) make sure you squeeze all the water out, to do this I usually put the spinach in the blending cup and use the blender to press down on it to pour it out. You could use your hands or put it in a clean cloth and squeeze the water out.)
Nuts/ pine nuts of your choice... a small handful
1 tsp- 1 tbsp olive oil
1- 2 cloves garlic
Lemon juice 

Blend together all the ingredients except for the nuts. When it is nice and smooth, give the nuts a quick blend so they stay chunky. 

Eat hot or cold!


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