Rocket pesto, the recipe for making it with walnuts. Excellent with pasta and grilled vegetables. Rocket and walnut pesto is a very versatile sauce in the kitchen, also excellent to accompany soups and grilled vegetables and to spread on croutons.
The pesto rocket is a condiment delicious! One of the pesto recipes that I love most together with the classic version, for its speed of execution and exquisite taste, slightly pungent but at the same time delicate! It is made with fresh rocket, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan, and almonds; that blended together raw in a few minutes give you a creamy and tasty sauce perfect not only for dressing pasta; both hot and cold! But also to spread on bruschetta and croutons, accompany meat, fish, eggs, cheeses or to fill pizzas, focaccia, sandwiches, omelets!
RECIPE PESTO WITH ROCKET AND WALNUTS
A delicate, very aromatic cream with a tasty flavor and suitable for many combinations. Also very easy to prepare. Preparing the sauces at home that we use as a condiment for pasta not only allows us to save money but also allows us to feed ourselves in a healthy way and with high-quality ingredients.
We saw together how to prepare the traditional Genoese pesto with basil and a tasty zucchini-based pesto, but today we explain how to easily prepare a delicate, tasty sauce rich in important properties for health: rocket and walnut pesto.
Perfect as a condiment for pasta during the summer season, rocket and walnut pesto is a very versatile sauce in the kitchen, also excellent to accompany soups and grilled vegetables and to spread on croutons. A tasty preparation is taken from “ Veganish ”, the cookbook of vegan chef Mielle Chénier-Cowan Rose where you can find over 100 plant-based recipes, easy to prepare.
HOW TO PREPARE THE ROCKET AND WALNUT PESTO
So let’s see, step by step, how to prepare the rocket and walnut pesto :
- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- The juice of 1 lemon
- ½ cup of roasted nuts
- 2 cups of chopped rocket leaves
- ½ cup of olive oil
- Mix and marinate the garlic clove, salt, and lemon juice for about 10 minutes ;
- After this time, pour everything into a food processor and also add the toasted walnuts and chopped rocket leaves;
- Turn on the robot and chop the olive oil;
- Once the sauce has reached a creamy consistency, season with salt and lemon (just enough) and serve.
According to your taste, replace the walnuts with pumpkin seeds.