Fettuccine with Rocket Pesto

Recipe -- Fettucine with Rocket Pesto

 

This pesto dish is a delicious alternative to the regular basil pesto that is so popular throughout the world. The rocket gives it a lovely peppery flavour and it is super simple to whip up.

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Ingredients

  • 500g fettuccine pasta
  • 4 cloves garlic, quartered
  • ½ cup loosely packed, coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 120g rocket, chopped coarsely
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 medium tomatoes chopped coarsely
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • ½ cup light sour cream (gelatine free)
  • 2 teaspoons salt

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Method

Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water, uncovered, until just tender. (Break it up with a fork as it boils to stop it sticking together)

Drain and set aside.

Place garlic, basil, rocket and oil in a blender or food processer and process until smooth.

Combine pasta, rocket pesto, parmesan cheese, tomatoes, sour cream and salt in a large saucepan and cook until heated through, stirring constantly.

Add nuts and toss gently to combine.

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