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Vegan pesto

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Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 3 minutes

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approx 250 mls

Easy, no-cheese delicious pesto for pasta

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  • basil - 1-2 cups
  • watercress - 1-2 cups
  • olive oil - 125ml
  • salt - 1/4 tsp
  • 4 fat garlic cloves
  • nutritional yeast
  • 4 oz / 0,5 cups roasted pine nuts


  1. To roast the pine-nuts - lie them on greaseproof paper and place in pre-heated oven (220ºC) and roast for 2 mins 30 seconds, remove, shake, replace in oven for another minute until nice and brown

  2. 1 Put all ingredients except the nutritional yeast in blender - switch on - start gently and increase speed - occastionally, gently push ingredients down if necessary

  3. Add 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (or to taste) Makes enough for pasta for 4

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