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Watercress Pesto

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I luuurve pesto. Even more so when I discovered it it's super easy to make dairy free - you just don't add the cheese!

You can make pesto from pretty much any fresh green herb and nut combination. The basic idea is fresh herbs + nuts + oil + garlic. Watercress was on special at the supermarket and I had almonds in the cupboard hence this combination. Luckily it was delicious. 

The quantities in this recipe are approximate as I was making this the fly without measuring anything.


Watercress Pesto

1 bunch watercress
1/2 cup dry roasted almonds
1 lemon, juiced
splash oil
4 garlic cloves

Grind almonds in a spice grinder. Set aside.

Wash and roughly chop the watetcress. Whizz in the blender.

Mince garlic in a garlic press or chop  finely.

Add the ground almonds, oil, lemon juice and garlic cloves.

Whizz until nice and creamy.

Serve with pasta, as a dip, on toast or straight from the jar!


Other good herb & nut combinations: coriander & cashew; traditional basil & pine nut