Simple Healthy Pesto

I love pesto, but with it’s high oil content it can become a significant caloric addiction to your meal. I’ve made an oil free fiery pesto to eliminate this issue and allow me to add pesto to anything and everything. I love a kick to my food so i’ve used 1/2 a chilli, for less of a punch just use less chilli or omit it all together as there are so many other flavours from the other ingredients.

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Ingredients:

  • 30g Coriander
  • 1 Thumb Ginger
  • 1x Thumb Turmeric
  • 1/2 Chilli
  • 3x Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Thumb
  • 2 Very Ripe Beef Tomatoes

Method:

  1. Cut the stems off the coriander and chop the leaves finely.
  2. Peel the ginger and turmeric and chop finely.
  3. Peel the Garlic Cloves and chop finely. (Yes theres a lot o chopping finely)
  4. Slice up your chilli, add the seeds for extra heat or omit them for a milder pesto.
  5. Quarter your tomatoes.
  6. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  7. Set aside for 30mins to thicken.
  8. Serve your pesto.

Tips:

  • I like to use pesto to marinate my chicken or as a sauce.
  • Pesto on rice cakes is another winner.
  • Freeze pesto in individual portions, using silicone cake moulds or ice cube trays.
  • You could also add it into soups.

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