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Rocket cashew pesto pasta!

A few days ago, I harvested many fresh rocket leaves (arugula) from our beloved allotment. We didn’t sow them but they came out rather lately at the end of Summer. They were growing everywhere.

So, I harvested many of them & turned them into this lovely dinner: rocketcashew pesto pasta! Yummm! Β Make it Gluten-free by using Gf spaghetti! πŸ™‚

Healthy fresh rocket leaves cashew pesto pasta!
Healthy fresh rocket leaves cashew pesto pasta!

Let’s see the pesto itself:

We served it just like that, with cooked spelt spaghetti! The pasta dish doesn’t need anything else, the flavors speak for them selves! In the same week, we made this same tasty recipe from the leftover rocket leaves! πŸ˜‰

Recipe: For this amount of pesto, see picture above/ It served us 4-5 persons


3 cups (60 gr) cleaned, washed, spun dry fresh rocket leaves, well-pushed into the cups

1 cup (150 gr) unsalted raw cashews

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & roughly chopped

2 tablespoons of finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup (60 ml) of a fruity extra virgin olive oil

20 grins of black pepper

10 grins of pink salt in a grinder

To serve with: 375 gr of Cooked spelt spaghetti or GF spaghetti!


  1. Take your beloved food processor & place S-blade in. Add chopped garlic & rocket leaves. Place fitted lid on & pulse until it is finely mixed. Now, add cashews, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, black pepper & salt too. Place fitted lid on & blitz, mix until it is to your liking, stopping & scraping the upper sides from time to time. I like my pesto to be, like picture above, with white & green parts in it. I made a thicker pesto, add more oil if you need to. Taste! You must taste the rocket leaves first, then the cashews & Parmesan with an added kick of the black pepper. Adjust seasoning, if you need to. Add fresh pesto to your hot cooked spaghetti & stir it right through. You can choose how much pesto you like to have.Β β™₯Β Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!!

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

27 thoughts on “Rocket cashew pesto pasta!

  1. So comforting and delicious! Love that arugula cashew pesto.

  2. The pesto is such a brilliantly green colour. I do love this sort of a meal. The pasta looks fantastic and I always buy spelt pasta! I think rocket and cashews is a terrific pesto xx

  3. We made this evening your lovely pesto & served it with kamut spaghetti! Divine & utterly delicious! xxx

  4. I made your lovely unique pesto pasta recipe yesterday eeving! My hubby Alex, I & my friends all loved it! It was made in minutes in our food processor! Yum yum, it was! x

  5. How wonderful that you could make this from something which you didn’t grow but just appeared! πŸ™‚ I will switch out the parmesan for nutritional yeast to make it dairy free… and mix it into courgette and carrot spirals. Yumyum hungry now! πŸ™‚ x

  6. I made your lovely tasty pesto pasta & loved every bite! Divine real flavors! x

  7. I made it yesterday! Loved the lovely wonderful flavors in here & all so fresh! x

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