Rocket and Macadamia Pesto

I found this recipe in the latest Good Taste Magazine (Jan 2010).  It’s a great recipe for a light summer dinner.

Rocket and Macadamia Pesto

2 bunches rocket, ends trimmed, coarsely chopped
1 cup fresh basil leaves
80g macadamia nuts
2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
185ml olive oil
60g finely grated parmesan
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Process the rocket, basil, macadamias and garlic in the bowl of a food processor until finely chopped.  With the motor running, gradually add the oil in a thin, steady stream until well combined.

Transfer to a bowl.  Stir in the parmesan and lemon juice.  Taste and season with salt and pepper.

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1 Comment »

  1. Coby Said:

    The combo of rocket and basil sounds lovely:) The rocket with it;s bitter edge will be offset by the sweetness of the basil:) I’ve only seen pestos where it’s been one or the other, never combined:) Adding macadamias – well yum!


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