Watercress is one of my favourite ingredients, I love it’s vibrant punchy flavour, and it is packed full of vitamins and minerals, in particular calcium, iodine, vitamin K and C. This is a slight variation to a traditional pesto sauce, instead I have used fresh watercress and a little lemon zest to do a little more zing. This pesto can be used in so many ways, stirred through rice, pasta or as a potato salad dressing.
Time: 5 minutes
Gluten Free, Vegan
4 tablespoons pine nuts
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Handful (approx. 4og) watercress
1 small clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
Pinch sea salt
- Place all ingredients into a jug and using a stick blender, blend all the ingredients together for 10-15 seconds until just smooth.