Waste Not Wednesday | Pesto

Pesto ready to process

This is a fabulously quick and easy way to use up half bags of spinach leaves or rocket, fresh herbs and kale leaves or any green leafy stalks that you may not use ordinarily (think cauliflower, broccoli or kale).

When using the stalks, quickly blanch them in boiling water for about 3 minutes before plunging into cold water before using. 

This recipe is adapted from the I Quit Sugar cookbook which is a mine of information on how to prevent food waste and eat well. 

Use on pasta, topped onto burgers, run through rice or spread over chicken before baking. 

Quantities are guidelines so make sure you season to taste as you go along.