1 packet of rocket and baby spinach - Woolworths brand
2 teaspoons of minced garlic from a jar
(1-2 cloves of fresh garlic can be used)
1/2 teaspoon of chili paste from a jar - 1-2 small chilis if you prefer
left over semi-dried tomatoes - I had about 6
dash of sea salt flakes and cracked pepper
2-3 smallish chunks of paramsean cheese
a drizzle of olive oil
Add all ingredients expect the oil to a food processor or blender and blend until combined.
Drizzle a little oil and allow the mixture to moisten. I don't believe in heaps of oil at this stage, and sometime I add just a little oil and a bit of water/stock too.
Pesto can be added to hot pasta for dinner or a snack. You can add it to some mayo and have it in potato salad, pasta salad, chicken salad, or used as a dressing (add vinegar of choice) for a green salad. I added some hommus(not homemade, this time but I usually do!) and used it for a spread for my sandwiches. You could if you wanted to also add some cream for a creamy pesto dish. You don't have to store fresh cream all the time either.
Here is what I store in my pantry so I know I always have cream. It can be whipped as well, all you have to do is refridgerate it for an hour before you whip it. You find it where the jelly and custards are at the supermarket.