Sunday, 30 April 2017
Spaghetti with rocket pesto
I bought a bag of rocket a few days ago, with a good intention of having it for a couple of lunches with prawns as a low calorie meal. Alas, my dieting didn't happen yet again, so I was looking yesterday at the sad bag of rocket, thinking it was going to wilt if I didn't do anything with it.
How about turning it into pesto for spaghetti?
6tbsp olive oil
25g grated Grana Padano
1 clove of garlic
25g ground almonds
Blitz the rocket with olive oil, grated Grana, chopped garlic and ground almonds. Season with a bit of sea salt. Stir into freshly cooked spaghetti.
Grate a bit of Grana over the pasta.
It was quite bitter. I do love rocket, but as a main herb for pesto it is overpowering. Next time I'll try to do half-half with basil, spinach or parsley.
Since I used a bag of rocket and some of the Grana (still working on my last year's prize of cheese, which I keep in big chunks, wrapped in the fridge and freezer), I'm adding this recipe to #KitchenClearout linky hosted by Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews.