Use-it-Up Pesto

This is a classic example of substituting what you’ve got for a thrifty and fab alternative. Substituting the classic pesto ingredients of basil, pine nuts and parmesan for left-over bagged salad leaves.

Serves 2 people


 

  • 1 handful(s) green leaf (rocket, basil, etc)
  • 50 grams hard cheese
  • 1 handful(s) toasted nuts
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 50 mL olive oil

 

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until combined to desired consistency.

If you don’t have a blender, you can do this by chopping very finely and then mixing everything in a bowl.

To use on pasta, stir into just-drained pasta.

If you want to thin out the sauce to spread it better, save a little bit of the pasta water and add it in

Method

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until combined to desired consistency.

If you don’t have a blender, you can do this by chopping very finely and then mixing everything in a bowl.

To use on pasta, stir into just-drained pasta.

If you want to thin out the sauce to spread it better, save a little bit of the pasta water and add it in

Ingredients

 

  • 1 handful(s) green leaf (rocket, basil, etc)
  • 50 grams hard cheese
  • 1 handful(s) toasted nuts
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 50 mL olive oil

 

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