If like me, mealtimes at the moment are a bit of a rush, why not give this green pesto a try? Knocked up in less than 5 minutes, it’s the perfect solution for a quick tea time meal. Stir into some pasta or spread on top of chicken fillets, voila!!
50g Fresh basil leaves
30g Parmesan (more or less, as required)
60g Pine nuts
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
Put everything (except for the Parmesan) into the blender and blitz for a few seconds.
Add the finely grated Parmesan, season to taste and add more olive oil or lemon juice to loosen, if required.
Stuck in a rut at lunch time? Try this healthy chickpea recipe. Taking only 5 minutes to prepare and plate up, this lovely lunch packs the punches in the taste department.
Ingredients for the smashed Falafel;
Half a tin of chickpeas
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
Ingredients for the Coriander Sauce;
1 crushed garlic clove
2 handfuls of fresh Coriander, chopped with stems on
3 tbsp Olive oil
Sprinkle of Sesame seeds
Ingredients to serve;
Mini Tortilla wrap (s)
Finely sliced red onion
In a bowl, smash up the chickpeas with a potato masher and add the remaining ingredients. Place to one side.
Next up, bring together all of the Coriander sauce ingredients and mix well.
Lightly grill how ever many tortillas you want, and place onto plates when ready. Spread a generous amount of yogurt onto one side of the Tortilla and top with rocket and salad leaves. Spoon over some of the smashed chickpeas and drizzle the Coriander sauce on top and enjoy!
Here’s a handy tip from my lovely Mum (thanks Mum!) on how to juice a lemon.
Whenever you need lemon in a recipe, isn’t it always a pain? Trying to stop the pips going in to the bowl, whilst getting all the lemon juice out is a pain! Yes, I could buy a lemon juicer, but you don’t need one – there’s a really simple hack to juicing a lemon!
Pierce a hole in the top of the lemon, and pop it in the microwave for about 60 seconds (check, if it’s not too hot to touch, try again for another 10 seconds at a time). When it’s really hot, set the bowl aside and let the lemon cool down.
Then, just tip the lemon upside down and squeeze – easy!!