Basil and rocket pesto

Basil and rocket pesto


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About this recipe: This is robustly flavoured, dairy-free pesto recipe. Rocket is blitzed together with basil, pine nuts, garlic, olives, olive oil, lime juice and seasonings. Use this pesto as you would with any other pesto, such as stir through pasta or spread on bread.

Mark Caron

Serves: 12 

  • 30g rocket leaves
  • 65g fresh basil leaves
  • 90g pine nuts
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 100g black olives
  • 175ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Place the rocket, basil, pine nuts, garlic and olives in a food processor and chop to a coarse paste. Mix in olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Process until well blended and smooth.

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