The past two weeks I have been adventuring around the amazing country of Sri Lanka. What a once in a lifetime experience this was! I loved immersing myself in their culture and trying their flavoursome foods. I will be blogging about this soon, once I sort all of the pictures out; there’s thousands of them!
Now that I’m back, I have so many recipes that I want to share with you all. I really enjoy spending time in my kitchen and getting creative with food.
I love good strong flavours and this pesto has all of that, along with a creamy consistency it is a great addition to any dish. Simple and quick to make, I have combined mine with courgetti and roasted cherry tomatoes for a Mediterranean vibe.
- A large handful of fresh basil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp of spirulina
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- sea salt
- black pepper
- a handful of walnuts
- dash of lemon juice
1. In a pestle and mortar or a food processor add the garlic, pinch of sea salt and pound together.
2. Add the walnuts, basil leaves and spirulina to the mixture and pound again until a rough paste is formed.
3. Stir in the olive oil to desired consistency, then add the lemon juice and pepper to taste. Continue to pound the mixture until smooth.