Thursday, September 3, 2020

Rocket Pesto

 I don’t like traditional Pesto.  I find the Basil too strong and the Pinenuts too expensive. 

This is completely  different.  We also have had a bumper Winter crop of Rocket.  I also like the addition of seeds as well as Walnuts.  

It is so easy in the TMX.


4 large cloves of garlic

1/2 cup Walnuts

1/4 cup Sunflower seeds

1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds

125g Rocket, remove large stalks, chop roughly. 

1 1/2 cups Olive oil. 

1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese or Nutritional yeast

Salt as needed


Place nuts, seeds and garlic into TMX bowl and grind until sand like grains appear.  Not paste. Speed 6/5 seconds

Add Rocket and mix until a course paste. Leave a little texture.

Turn TMX to speed 2 and slowly pour in oil through hole in lid. It should mostly amalgamate. 

If using within the next 2 days add cheese and mix.  If going to freeze, add cheese when thawed and ready to use. 


Use on Pizzas 

Mix with soft cheese for a dip

Use as a marinade for chicken

Fill flat mushrooms with the pesto mixed with bread crumbs. 

Could use other peppery leaves as a base, eg. Mustard greens or Watercress, or a mixture. 

This recipe was inspired by Lindsey Miles , Less Waste, No Fuss Cook Book. I have adapted the idea to TMX. 

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