The combination of random sun and rain has meant that my rocket growing in the garden has flourished.
I started racking my brains trying to think of a tasty, simple recipe that would make the most of it, and this is what I came up with!
Rocket, basil & cashew pesto
2 generous handfuls of rocket
1 handful of basil
1/3 c. cashews
1tbsp nutritional yeast
1/3-2/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt/pepper to taste
Simply combine all of the ingredients in your food processor and blend until it’s the consistency you like. I didn’t want mine thick so I added plenty of oil, but you could definitely get away with adding less!
* on pasta, of course!
* as a salad dressing
* in a breakfast sandwich with veggies & maybe some tofu
* on pizza!
* on top of soup to liven it up a bit
I haven’t tried it, but I’m sure this would be delicious with almonds/brazil nuts/walnuts/hemp hearts instead of cashews!
What’s your favourite way to eat pesto? Have you dabbled in vegan pestos??