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Rocket Pesto For Pasta

Published Saturday, 28 June, 2014 by Whaleoilbeefhooked

Fresh homemade pesto



  • Pasta (1 pack preferably spaghetti)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • olive oil (3 tablespoons)
  • pine nuts (4 tablespoons) or walnuts (6-8 nuts)
  • parmesan cheese (4 tablespoons grated)
  • garlic (1 clove)
  • salad rocket (200 grams or a box)


1. Cook the pasta as per instructions in the pasta packaging.

2. When the pasta is cooking, add the nuts, salad rocket, salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil into a blender and blend well.

3. Add parmesan cheese to the above mixture and mix well.

4. Fresh pesto is ready to be mixed with cooked pasta. Serve with pasta or box it up in the refrigerator.

the pesto when stored in the refrigerator lasts upto a week.

serves 4


  • Coolileana 5 years ago

    Walnuts in pasta! Seriously?

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