On the Table: Wild Rocket Pesto


Rocket grows well in the garden and is an easy answer to last-minute meals – just grab a few handfuls and you’ve got dinner sorted. It works brilliantly as a delicious spread for open-faced sandwiches or as a stir-through sauce for pasta. 


2 handfuls of walnuts 
3 large handfuls of rocket leaves
2 cloves or handfuls of wild garlic
2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan 
3 tablespoons of best quality olive oil (it makes all the difference!)


Put the leaves, garlic and olive oil in a blender and blitz. Spoon out into a bowl. Next, pulse the walnuts a couple of times so they’re finely chopped – you don’t want them powdered.

Tip them into the bowl along with the Parmesan and stir. Pesto should be spreadable and slightly runny. Enjoy as a base for a sandwich, tossed over a summer salad or stirred through tagliatelle.

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