If you have a garden or simply are growing rocket at home in a pot, you know what it means once this dark leafy green gets boomin' - rocket in every meal. This is a simple and quick rocket pesto which you can serve with mozzarella, drizzle into soup or spread on toasted bread and top it with cheese & veg for a delicious sandwich. No fuss - makes life easier.
1 tablespoon - 15ml | 1 teaspoon - 5ml | hands on time: 10 minutes
- 50 g of fresh rocket
- 20 g of pine nuts, toasted
- a small handful of fresh mint leaves
- 1-2 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tsp of lemon or lime juice
- pinch of salt, to taste
Wash rocket leaves thoroughly and let dry completely before blending. Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender (hand blender works well, too) and blend until you reach desired consistency.
Tip: you can toast pine nuts on medium-low heat on a dry pan until browned. Add some grated parmesan before blending your pesto if you want a stronger flavor and a more classic taste - this will go perfectly with soups.