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Rocket pesto pasta

8
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Pesto traditionally is made from basil but for a tasty twist we’ve added half rocket to give this pasta dish a sharp peppery flavour.

Ingredients

Pasta

200 g, penne

Grated parmesan cheese

cup(s), (25g)

Fresh basil

1 cup(s)

Olive oil

1 tbs

Garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

Lemon juice

3 tsp

Rocket

2 cup(s), (60g)

Cherry tomato

250 g, halved

Black olives, drained

¼ cup(s), (40g) pitted, halved

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water following packet instructions or until just tender. Drain. Return to pan.
  2. Using a food processor, process parmesan, basil, oil, garlic, lemon juice, half the rocket and 1 tbs water until as smooth as possible. Season.
  3. Add pesto, tomato, olive and remaining rocket to pasta and toss to combine.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Roasted pumpkin wedges. TIP: You can add tuna in springwater, skinless chicken breast or salmon in springwater.