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Kale and Watercress Pesto



1 jar(s)


  • 4 sprigs fresh basil (leaves only)
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Mint (leaves only)
  • 75 grams Kale (leaves only)
  • 60 grams Watercress, whole sprigs
  • 80 grams Almonds (Blanched)
  • 40 grams Pine Nuts (lightly toasted)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 80 grams Parmesan (cubed)
  • 50 grams olive oil
  • 20 grams lemon juice
  • 100 grams water
  • salt & pepper, Season to taste
  • 6
    Preparation 5min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1.  Add all ingredients to the bowl

    2.  Process for 15 seconds, Speed 6

    3.  Add a little more water if too thick for your taste.  Blend again 5 seconds, Speed 6

    4.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.


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Adapted from a Donna Hay recipe in the sunday style magazine.  I added more parmesan and mint for a different texture and flavour.

This pesto is perfect over meat or fish, either before or after cooking.  Also great tossed through a pasta dish.

Use yeast flakes instead of parmesan if dairy-free.

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