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.