CHESTNUT, SPINACH AND FLAT LEAF PARSLEY PESTO

January 09, 2015

CHESTNUT, SPINACH AND FLAT LEAF PARSLEY PESTO

 

We've all eaten pesto before but this dairy-free version is usually suitable for those who are allergic to nuts. It's vividly green, creamy and tastes amazing with fish, courgette spaghetti, chicken and roast vegetables. 

The pesto is full of good mono-unsaturated fats which are good for your skin. Chestnuts are rich in vitamins B & C, folates and a host of minerals.



INGRDIENTS - Serves 10
118kcal, 1g protein, 10g fat, 7g carb

200g chestnuts - cooked and peeled (try Merchant Gourmet)

2 cloves of garlic - crushed

50g baby spinach leaves

25g flat-leaf parsley

Juice of ½ lemon

100ml extra virgin olive or cold pressed rapeseed oil

 

METHOD

  1. Add the chestnuts, spinach and garlic into a small food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. 
  2. Add the parsley and pulse again until well chopped. 
  3. Add the lemon juice and slowly add the oil until it becomes a smooth paste.
  4. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  5. If you want to store, spoon into a clean glass jar and cover the top with a little extra oil. 
The pesto should last 2 weeks in the fridge.




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