Nasturtuium/Nose Twister Pesto (vegan/vegetarian)
Half a cup of Nasturtium leaves (about 15)
A few Nasturtium flowers, about six
A crushed garlic clove
A handful of raw nuts, (about an eighth of a cup). I used a mix of Walnuts, cashews and pecans. Pine nuts would also work.
Olive oil,to taste and get the correct texture.
A squeeze of lemon juice (about a teaspoon).
1. Simply blend all the dry ingredients together apart from the flower heads.
2. Add the lemon juice and seasoning, mixing well. Adjusting as necessary. Reserve enough flowerheads to decorate but add the others and do short pulses to add a little texture and colour. Adding a little filtered tap water if necessary to get the texture that you're happy with.
3. Put into dish and top with the flowers plus a little trickle of olive oil.
This is delicious served with pasta,in buddha bowls, or topping crunchy sourdough toast. Yum...