Super Quick Red Pepper Pesto

I’m quite a bad vegan when it comes to the omega 3 department. Flax oil is rank, I’m too lazy to do breakfast (which is a great opportunity to sprinkle flax meal on whatever you’re having) and I freakin’ hate walnuts. Or so I thought. So if you’re like me this is a great recipe to get them into your diet…and you can’t even taste them, promise!

…yes I am aware I can’t eat this pesto every day but it’s a start 😀

I got this recipe from La Dolce Vegan but added something of my own for extra flavour. It’s an awesome pesto without any of my audjustments but I had some of this leftover that wasn’t enough for the amount of pasta I cooked. Give it a go anyway, it’s extremely quick.

  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup roasted red peppers (I used the jarred kind)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • wee bit of salt and pepper
  • 1 small jar of salsa (optional but awesome)
  1. Put the walnuts, red peppers, garlic, basil and parsley in a food processor and blitz until a paste is formed.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil between blitzes.
  3. Add the salsa and blitz until mixed.
  4. Add to cooked pasta.

To make mine extra filling I cooked some Linda McCartney Sausages and chopped them up. I also fried some mushrooms with a wee bit of garlic, some jalapeno, coriander and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Worked really nicely.


3 thoughts on “Super Quick Red Pepper Pesto

  1. Another great sounding meal! What a girl!
    I'm with you about flax oil. Anything I add it to is ruined, as far as I'm concerned, but John (husband) has his off a spoon every morning! (Grue!) However, I LOVE walnuts…


  2. Euurgh!! I had a spoonful once and it made me gag. It's annoying that you can't heat flax oil up, I could probably bung it in curries and soups and not taste it, but then it has no nutritional value 😦


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