Super pesto

serves 4-6


Not that into sprouts? Or live with someone who professes to hate them? Test this out on them and then see how they feel!

For a foolproof gnocchi recipe to complete this dish, check out p244 of Eat More, Live Well.

A blue bowl of sweet potato gnocchi covered in super pesto

2 .50 Plant Points



  • 50g Brussels sprouts
  • 40g fresh basil
  • 50g walnuts
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • 120ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g Parmesan, finely grated


  1. Cook the Brussels sprouts in simmering water for 3 minutes or until just tender. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
  2. Place all the ingredients (except for the Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil) in a food processor, and blitz into a rough paste. Add the lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and Parmesan gradually, one at a time, until you’re happy with the consistency and flavour. Season to taste.
  3. Leftover pesto can be kept in fridge for up to 1 week if you cover with extra virgin olive oil or cling film, or frozen for up to 3 months.


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