Spaghetti with Basil and Rocket Pesto


We are big fans of pesto in our house. We love to spread it on chicken breasts and then roll the breasts in Parmesan cheese and prosciutto; Hubby likes to add it to his famous cherry tomato pizzas and we especially love it stirred through pasta. Usually we stick to just basil pesto but this time I experimented with rocket also. This is a great dish – quick and simple!

Bunch of basil, leaves washed and removed
100g rocket, washed
1 clove garlic, crushed
Extra virgin olive oil
50g pine nuts, toasted
Salt and pepper to season
50g Parmesan cheese
400g spaghetti

Cook the spaghetti in a pot of salted, boiling water. Meanwhile, add the basil, rocket, garlic, pine nuts and a splash of olive oil to a food processor and whizz till you get a chunky texture. Add more oil if needed – the texture should be thick enough to not fall off a spoon. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season to taste. When the spaghetti is cooked, drain and then return to the pot. Stir in the pesto and enjoy!

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