Silverbeet Pesto

Silverbeet Pesto


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This is a great pesto and a good way to use up silverbeet. It's delicious spread on bread or served over pasta.


Serves: 10 

  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 10 leaves silverbeet, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 100g grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a frypan over medium heat; cook and stir the silverbeet and garlic in the hot oil until the silverbeet leaves have wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Process the basil, pecans, sea salt, Parmesan cheese and remaining olive oil in a food processor until all the ingredients are well integrated. Add the silverbeet mixture and the lemon juice to the food processor; continue chopping until the mixture is pureed. Season with salt and pepper.

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