Almond and rocket pesto served on carrot spaghetti

This is such a satisfying and quick tea after a long day at work. The warming earthy pesto compliments the sweet carrots nicely, and the bright colours really help after a day in the drab office!

 

decorative rocket

 
 It serves one as a main meal or two as a light(ish) lunch.
25g almonds

30g rocket

30g extra virgin olive oil

5g nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste

2 medium carrots (250g peeled weight)

In a dry sauté pan lightly toast the almonds until the skins start to darken and they become aromatic.

Transfer the almonds to a small food processor and add all the other ingredients except the carrots, blitz until smooth.

 

the prepared pesto

 
Prepare the carrots, I use my spiral cutter, but grating or julienne would work just as well, add into the dry sauté pan and cook until they are a texture to suit your taste, I cooked them for about 4 minutes so they still had a bit of bite but weren’t crunchy.

 

carrots!

 
Prettily dollop the pesto over the cooked carrots, I used about half of the pesto.

By A

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