Watercress Pesto With Spaghetti Recipe

Spaghetti with watercress pesto by Helen Graves

Pesto is, of course, available to buy everywhere, but it's also incredibly easy - and fun - to make at home.

Prep time:

5 minutes

Cook time:

10 minutes

Makes:2 adult portions


200g spaghetti

100g watercress

30g pine nuts, toasted lightly in a dry pan for a few minutes

30g freshly grated Parmesan

1 clove garlic

Small squeeze of lemon juice

50-75ml olive oil


1. Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions.

2. Put the watercress, Parmesan and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse them so that they are blended but still have some texture.

3. Add the oil, until you reach a consistency you\'re happy with. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and a squeeze of lemon juice.

4. Stir the pesto through the spaghetti and serve.