Purple Basil & Rocket Pesto

Intensely flavoured with a wonderful rich reddish-purple colour, purple basil, combined with rocket, produces a really gutsy flavoured pesto.

Don't restrict to serving with pasta, it works well with grilled fish, chicken and salads.

Recipe provided by Fiona at recipes2share.com

Rating 5
  • Serves 2
  • Cooking Time 0 mins
  • Preparation Time 10 mins


  • 30g Each of Purple Basil & Rocket
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 25g of Pine Nuts
  • 25g of Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 100-125ml of Fruity Olive Oil
Purple Basil & Rocket Pesto


1. Place the purple basil, rocket, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese into the goblet of a liquidiser and pulse to grind a little.

2. With the motor running, pour in the olive oil to form a smooth sauce, the quantity of oil being dependant on the consistency of pesto required.

Recipe provided by Fiona

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