Supergreens pesto

Supergreens pesto in a jar

Supergreens Pesto

If you’d like to get more greens into your diet, how about trying this fantastic pesto method – it will add a zesty, nutritious punch to many different meals.
Servings 4 generous portions

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large handfuls fresh herbs e.g. flat leaf parsley/coriander (with+stalks) and/or basil leaves
  • 1 large handful watercress/rocket/kale and/or spinach
  • 1 - 2 garlic cloves (less or more to taste) (nb use garlic oil if following a low FODMAP diet)
  • Juice and zest of one small organic lemon
  • small handful nuts (cashew nuts, walnuts, macadamia or brazil nuts work particularly well)
  • small handful pumpkin seeds (lovely with roasted seeds!)
  • Good few glugs of extra virgin olive oil (depending on required consistency)
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Wash all the leaves and put in a food processor or blender with all the other ingredients.
  • Process until it resembles a pesto consistency.
  • Store in a glass container in the fridge for 3-4 days and use to add nutrients and flavour to meals.
  • Can be frozen in an ice cube tray and added to soups and stews during cooking.

Notes

Serving suggestions:
  • Use to top fish, meat or vegetables
  • Dollop onto hot and cold soups or stews
  • Add to wraps and sandwiches
  • Stir into or serve with omelettes or frittatas
  • Add to stir-fried prawns or vegetables
Variations:
  • There are an infinite number of options with this pesto….try some of these
  • Try using a fresh lime instead of lemon
  • Use other high-quality nutritious cold-pressed oils eg avocado, rapeseed, flax
  • If you like things a little spicy, try adding a small piece of jalapeno pepper for an extra kick
  • Try a red pesto instead by adding a couple of tsp of tomato paste
  • By adding pecorino or parmesan cheese you will create a more traditional pesto flavour or it provides nutritious yeast for a vegan
Whatever you do with it, we hope you enjoy it!
Keyword herbs, pesto, vegetables

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