Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Pasta with Basil and Rocket Pesto

Made this tasty concoction with some leftovers in the house.  As usual I have no measurements per say, it’s all about making and tasting and then adding as required.  The only way of cooking in my opinion!  I used my kitchen must have for this recipe – our Kenwood Mini Chopper, which is ideal when making pestos and pastes for curries etc.

Basil and Rocket Pesto

Handful of Basil (leaves and fine stalks)
Roughly chopped lump of parmesan cheese
1 small clove of garlic
Ground Black Pepper
Load of good olive oil
Half teaspoon approx of honey to sweeten
(Can also add pine nuts if you have them)

Whizz all the ingredients up in the mini chopper, tasting and adding more of certain ingredients to balance flavour if required.  Serve with nice al-dente pasta.

The leftovers are delicious cold for a next day lunch also!


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