Honey Mustard Dressing with Pesto

Time

Prep:

5 minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 8

Calories per serving: 93 kcal

Calories per 100g: 301 kcal

Ingredients

60ml Olive Oil (about 4 tbsp)

20ml Vinegar (just over 1 tbsp)

2 tbsp Pesto

1 tbsp Dijon Mustard

1 tbsp Honey

100ml Water

Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

Add all the ingredients to a well-closing Jar and shake.

Serve

Why not try it over some salad, as a marinade for fish, a dressing for pasta salad or over some smoked salmon*.

Storage

Store for up to a week in a closed jar in the fridge.

Notes

*In this case, I recommend leaving out the water for a thicker consistency.

I used this pesto in my version:

Feel free to replace the vinegar with some lemon juice if you prefer.

For a vegan option, replace the honey with agave or maple syrup and make sure to use vegan pesto.

Fresh Wild Garlic Pesto| Vegan & Glutenfree

Time

Prep:

30 minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 6 (1 Jar)

Calories per serving: 160 kcal

Calories per 100g: 425 kcal

Ingredients

100g Wild Garlic

75g Olive Oil

50g Cashews

1/4 tsp Sea Salt (or to taste)

Instructions

Roast the cashews in a dry pan on medium heat until fragrant and lightly coloured, making sure to mix often so they don’t burn. Depending on the stove used, this can take between 1-5 minutes. Grind the roasted cashews in a food processor or mortar and pestle until fine crumbs form, before adding the olive oil. Alternatively, chop them very finely with a sharp knife.

Wash and dry the wood garlic, mincing it very finely with a knife, food processor or mortar and pestle. Then add the roasted cashew and olive oil mixture, as well as the salt and mix until a smooth paste forms.

Wash and sterilise a glass jar along with its well-fitting lid in some boiling water, before drying it and filling the pesto into it.

Serve

Serve over pasta, on toasted bread or why not mix a few spoonfuls into some plain hummus.

Storage

Store for up to 2 weeks in an airtight glass container in the fridge or for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Notes

Feel free to replace the wood garlic with basil or a combination of basil with spinach and/or rucola. For these alternatives I recommend using 2 garlic cloves as well, for extra flavour.

Any nut or seed works in this recipe, so use what you have or enjoy. (Exempt from any seed are; chia seeds, linseed, etc. as these create too much of a jelly-like texture when combined with liquid).

Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Pesto Pasta Salad

Time

Prep: 10

minutes

Cooking: 10

minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 6

Calories per serving: 449 kcal

Calories per 100g: 227 kcal

Ingredients

500g Pasta

100g Pesto

100g Sun-Dried Tomatoes

100g Olives

200g Cherry Tomatoes

200g Feta

100g Rucola

1 bunch Basil

Salt

Instructions

Cook pasta in salted boiling water for 2 minutes less than the package instructions. Meanwhile cut the Feta into chunks and halve the cherry tomatoes. Rinse the basil and rip into smaller pieces. When the pasta has finished cooking, reserve some of the cooking water and then drain. Add the pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and cherry tomatoes to the pasta and mix well. Carefully mix in the feta, rucola and basil in before serving.

Storage

Store for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge, without the rucola and basil, these should be added just before serving.

Notes

For a vegan option, use a vegan pesto and vegan feta alternative, there are some pretty good ones out there.

For a gluten-free option, why not try lentil, chickpea or pea pasta.

If you don’t like olives, feel free to leave these out.