Friday, 27 July 2012

Rocket walnut pesto recipe

Vegan pesto can be hard to find in Paris. Your best bet is the kosher section of supermarkets, or the Kosher Franprix on Boulevard Voltaire (métro: Rue des Boulets or Nation). However, it's so easy that you're probably better off making your own pesto.

The internet is swimming in basil pesto recipes, so here's something a little different: rocket and walnut pesto.

100g rocket (arugula); two handfuls walnuts (get the broken pieces - they're cheaper); 2 Tbsp olive oil; 1 small clove of garlic, roughly chopped; 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast; 2 tsp lemon juice; salt and pepper.

Whizz everything together apart from the nutritional yeast. Once you have a not-too-uniform paste, stir in the nutritional yeast. Taste and adjust seasoning.

This can easily be done with a stick/hand-held blender in a jug to save on washing up.

Rocket walnut pesto is great on toast.

And of course on pasta.

Green as green can be, and a nice change from basil pesto.


  1. Hello ...?

    I just discovered your blog and it's really great (and helpful too!). I love pesto and thought I would share a delish recipe I found recently! I discovered a top vegan american chef online, called chloe coscarelli. She is very american, with sparkling white teeth and a strong nasal accent. But she comes up with killer recipes. She made this avocado pesto that I've made a few times now and it is absolutely delicious, you really should try it!

    Keep up with your blog, I'll be reading!


  2. Coucou Camille!

    Thanks so much for the avocado pesto recipe - that is exactly the kind of food I need in my life. Looks amazing (and maybe it'll make my teeth slightly sparklier)!

    And I'm delighted to hear you're enjoying the blog! If there's anything in particular you'd like to read about, let me know :)



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