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My new favourite pesto!

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

Served on a bed of wholewheat penne pasta, what a delight this simple little pesto is!

I loved it so much, I just have to share the recipe with you and I only cooked it tonight!

Preparation and cooking time: 15 minutes (basically, as long as it takes to boil the water and cook the pasta)


  1. 100g bag of watercress

  2. Garlic clove, roughly chopped

  3. Large handful of cashew nuts

  4. 2 tbsp of honey

  5. Grated lemon zest of 1 lemon

  6. 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

  7. 4 tbsp grated parmesan or Cheddar (my husband doesn’t do parmesan!)

  8. 200g wholewheat pasta


Bring a pan of water to the boil and add the pasta, and cook to instructions on the packet. Place the remaining ingredients in the blender and whizz together, make sure the pesto is a nice consistency, so that you can mix it with the pasta. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and put back in the pan, add the pesto and mix well. Top with additional cheese.

Nutritional info:

Watercress contains more iron than spinach, more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, and more folate than bananas. Watercress contains vitamin A, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus, which are required for a healthy body.

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