Rocket Pesto Thermomix

Rocket Pesto Thermomix

I use the Thermomix rocket pesto very often in winter. In fact, everyone in my house is crazy about basil pesto. In winter, however, it is not in season and the reserves of the summer that I keep in the freezer disappear soon ... :-)

So, during the cold seasons, the basil pesto is replaced in my house by the rocket pesto. The result is really excellent! Make your children eat vegetables and dried fruit and prepare dinner in a flash.

I also prepare the "red" version with rocket pesto with tomatoes.


(4 people)
- 150 g rocket
- A clove of garlic
- 40 g Parmesan cheese
- 25 g pine nuts
- 100 g extra virgin olive oil
- Salt to taste

Let's cook

Wash 150 g rocket well by removing the stalks and then dry it. I use the classic salad dryer.

Put the rocket and a clove of garlic in the mixing bowl and mix 5 Sec. Speed 7.

Collect with the spatula and again mix 5 Sec. Speed 7.

Put 40 g of parmesan and 25 g pine nuts in the mixing bowl and mix 3 Sec. Speed 7.

Add 100 g extra virgin olive oil and mix 20 Sec. Speed 7.


Instead of pine nuts, you can use almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts.

You can use this pesto fresh or keep it in the freezer as I do, dividing it glass containers (which is the most ecological version :-)), or in plastic coffee cups covered with aluminum foil (which corresponds to the dose per 2 people).

When you want to use them, just melt the frozen pesto in the pan where you cook the pasta, adding a little cooking water and heating over low heat while the pasta is cooking.

Translated from the Pesto di Rucola
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