Friday, 16 October 2015

Nut Free Tummy Friendly Cheesy Pesto

OK, so this makes sort of a cross between a pesto and a sauce...

It is nut free and gluten free. It has a cheesy, pestoy taste and the Emmental adds a nutty flavour. It doesn't contain any garlic, which often makes my stomach hurt. 

(Makes enough for 200g pasta)

50g fresh basil
30g Parmesan, finely grated
20g emmental, finely grated 
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Salt & pepper
Drizzle of olive oil
Splash of water to loosen 

Place the basil in a food processor and whiz until fine. Add both the cheeses, lemon zest and juice and the seasoning. Whiz again until combined and then, with the motor running, pour in a drizzle of olive oil until you have a nice pesto texture.

Add a splash of water if it needs loosening and then pour over hot gluten free pasta. The cheese will melt a little on the hot pasta which will be delicious and slightly gooey. 

This sauce will last a day or so in the fridge in an airtight tub but once it has been put on warm pasta it should be eaten straight away. 

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