Rocket and Basil Pesto

Rocket and Basil Pesto


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If you love basil pesto you will love this invention which uses rocket for a peppery bite. You can also add Parmesan cheese if you like.

Mark Caron

Serves: 12 

  • 1 1/2 cups baby rocket leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2/3 cup pine nuts
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 185g black olives
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) 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

Preparation: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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