Recipe: Pesto with fennel seeds

Food Booze and Reviews

In my cooking I like to keep things fairly simple, with the focus on flavour over flair. When it came to pesto my only experience was as a cheap filling meal; a jar of Sainsbury’s own brand pesto combined with a tin of tuna and a dauntingly large serving of pasta. Since making my own for the first time I could not believe what I had been missing; especially when combined with some homemade pasta.

The recipe below is my current take on pesto with some minor tweaks that, in my humble opinion, make for an interesting combination. The introduction of the fennel seed adds a beautifully fragrant finish; it is also one of my favourite ingredients at the moment. By using a mix of herbs and salad leaves the end product is both flavoursome and substantial enough to cope with the oil; not to mention it also beings down…

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