Magical Any Greens Pesto - Fast Food
You can whip up a fab pesto with just about any leafy green (broccoli florets even work, as do fresh raw peas or broad beans – just strip from their pods and remove the white coating from each bean), add some herbs, too, if you like. Produce from Perry Court Farm & Crystal Palace Patchwork Farm.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 1/2 mug of toasted nuts (pinenuts, almonds, even pumpkin or sunflower seeds)
  2. 1 mug of freshly grated Parmesan or a similar hard or semi-hard cheese
  3. 4 handfuls of seasonal greens, roughly chopped, woody stems removed (if needed)
  4. A pinch of fresh red chilli (optional)
  5. A glug of olive oil
  6. A pinch of sea salt
  1. Place the nuts/seeds, cheese, greens and chilli in a food processor. Add a good drizzle of olive oil over the top. Blitz till it forms a nice paste – make it as smooth as you wish, splashing more oil in as needed.
  2. Taste. Adjust seasoning, or more nuts, cheese, greens or chilli as needed.
  3. Serve immediately. Or, pop into a pot, drizzle a bit of oil over the top, cover and store in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  1. This pesto also freezes well.
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