Purple pesto

Purple pesto. Having received a bunch of purple basil in my veg box, I didn’t know what to do with it. I tried some and it seemed to taste the same as green basil. So I thought what better than some real homemade pesto.

I used Jamie Oliver’s recipe (www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/pesto/). It was very quick and easy whizzing up all the ingredients.

I griddled some courgette, peppers and asparagus, and chopped up some tomatoes and avocado.

I then put a big dollop of purple pesto on the side of all the veggies. It was simply delicious.

Purple Basil

Purple basil, what do I make with this? It arrived in my weekly veg box. It tastes just like green basil but it’s an amazing deep purple colour.