14/08/2014 17:00 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Watercress Pesto With Spaghetti Recipe

Spaghetti with watercress pesto recipe

Spaghetti with watercress pesto by

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.