This pesto is so tasty but easy to make you will wonder why you ever bought a ready made version.
Mix in a blender to a nice pesto paste:
- 100g walnuts
- 1 tbs ground flaxseed (optional)
- 100 ml olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- juice of half a lemon
- ground pepper to taste
- 1 clove garlic
- 60g rucola
Serve with your favourite pasta on a bed of rucola. Here I have combined with wholemeal ravioli, alfalfa sprouts and sautéed mushrooms.
Mix the following in a blender, pour into paper cupcake cups and bake at 200oC for 40 mins or until beautifully golden brown. I thought this would make a great healthy and fun variation on the broccoli patties by baking rather than frying them.
- 2 boiled (or shh… microwaved) potatoes
- 300g steamed broccoli
- 100 g grated cheese of your choice
- 2 cloves chopped garlic
- 1.5 tsp sea salt
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- 2 beaten eggs
- 6 tbs ground flaxseed – for a great healthy twist
Serve with fresh green salad and a side mix of half ketchup, half mayo – although I found the muffins tasty enough not to require the latter.
Put in a blender, or just cut into small pieces and mix thoroughly, the following:
8 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1.5 tsp sea salt
1 bunch fresh mint
1 bunch fresh coriander (you can also use parsley if coriander is not your thing)
some flaxseed (optional)
3 or 4 spring onions
juice of one lemon
You can spread the above on a normal green salad, or delicious on a bed of grilled aubergines or courgettes.
Pesto is extremely easy to prepare, and I added ground flaxseed to this version for those extra health points.
Blend together in a food processor or a blender:
2 cloves garlic, peeled
50g ground (or let grind in the food processor with the rest) flaxseed
50g lightly roasted pine nuts
50g grated parmesan cheese
150ml extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp sea salt, to taste
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
large bunch fresh basil, leaves plucked
some lemon juice, optional and to taste