Alice's Rocket Pesto

As much as I do love all the vegetables we grow, I have never been a rocket fan until our Summer Intern Alice made this pesto!  It was great on spiralised zucchini, great on pasta and fantastic stirred into a soup!  If you think you don’t like rocket, try this.

2 medium lemons
3 medium garlic cloves
1 1/2 cups Almonds (or nuts of your choice)
1 1/2 well-packed cups of basil leaves
4 well-packed cups of rocket
2 1/2 cups of olive oil
1 chilli
salt & pepper (to taste)
1. Finely grate the rind from both lemons (avoiding the white pith), set aside.
2. Squeeze the juice from both lemons, making about 1/2 a cup.
3. Blend or using a food processor combine; nuts, basil, rocket, chilli, lemon juice, lemon rind, 1 cup of the olive oil, salt, pepper- until a rough paste forms (stop once or twice to stir ingredients/ scrape excess from the sides).
4. Remove from blender and slowly pour in the second cup of olive oil & stir into the rocket paste mixture.
5. Add ingredients to taste.
Source - Alice Race Summer Intern 2016