Pesto With A Kick

Pesto WIth A Kick



  • 2 cups packed fresh basil

  • 1 cup of dittander or pepper grass

  • 3 Tbsp pine nuts or hulled hemp seeds

  • 3 large cloves garlic (i like to use black garlic

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt - ideally icelandic or celtic

  • 2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 3-6 Tbsp water (plus more as needed)


I love dittander, or peppergrass. I have it growing in my garden and nothing beats the wasabi like flavour. Its amazing in salads and cooked food. But I love it in a pesto or salad dressing. Hope you enjoy it too.. This is a plant that can be foraged in coastal areas or you can purchase the plants from herbal haven and grow in your garden like I do.. Word of caution it does spread so in a large container is a good idea.



Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until as smooth as you like it..




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