Purple basil &
Rocket Pesto

Intensely flavoured with a wonderful rich reddish-purple colour, purple basil, combined with rocket, produces a really gutsy flavoured pesto.

Don't restrict to serving with pasta, it works well with grilled fish, chicken and salads.

Recipe provided by Fiona at recipes2share.com

Serves Cooking Time Prep Time


0 Mins

10 Mins


  • 30g Each of Purple Basil & Rocket
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 25g of Pine Nuts
  • 25g of Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 100-125ml of Fruity Olive Oil


1. Place the purple basil, rocket, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese into the goblet of a liquidiser and pulse to grind a little.

2. With the motor running, pour in the olive oil to form a smooth sauce, the quantity of oil being dependant on the consistency of pesto required.