Pesto Pasta Sauce

May, 2019


Bought a bit too much rocket and don't know what to do with it? Make a pesto sauce of course! You will need a stick blender of food processor for this one. Pesto sauce is a lovely change from the traditional tomato-based sauces, and even better one serve of this sauce gives you 2 serves of vegetables! If you don't have rocket or find it a little bitter you can substitute it for baby spinach leaves.

Pesto Pasta Sauce

Serves 2


  • 4 loosely packed cups of rocket

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 2 tbs sunflower seeds

  • juice from 1/2 a lemon

  • 2 portions of cooked pasta (to serve)

  • Steamed greens (to serve)

  • Baked salmon or chicken (to serve)


  1. Add all ingredients in a food processor

  2. Blend until smooth

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired

  4. Stir through pasta and serve with steamed green vegetables and salmon or chicken