Rocket and almond green sauce

Rocket and almond green sauce

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Good Better Green
Makes
250ml

This pungent sauce with a complex flavour is good stirred through pasta, spooned onto grilled fish or chicken, or used to dress a summery peach and mozzarella salad. Use less oil to make a spread that is perfect on pizza bases, or for sandwiches with soft fresh cheese and tomato. You could also stir some Greek yoghurt through it to make a salad dressing

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 medium, hard-boiled egg yolks
125ml extra virgin olive oil
60g wild or regular rocket
50g parsley
parsley fresh mint leaves
25g chives
1 large garlic clove, chopped
60g shelled, unsalted almonds, roasted in a 160°C for about 10 minutes
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes, to taste
1-2 teaspoons cider vinegar
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Mash the egg yolks with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil until you have a smooth paste. Set aside.
  2. Wash the rocket and all the herbs, discarding the toughest stalks from the rocket and parsley, and dry separately in a salad spinner or a clean tea towel.
  3. Put the rocket and parsley into a food processor and process, then add the mint, chives, garlic and almonds, and process again. When relatively smooth, add the chilli flakes, if using, egg yolk paste, vinegar, a very larch pinch of salt and some pepper, and process for a few more seconds.
  4. With the motor running, add the rest of the oil in a thin, steady stream until it reaches the desired consistency. You may need more, depending on your preferred consistency and how you plan to use it.
  5. Transfer to a clean jar, pour a thin layer of olive oil over the top to seal, put the lid on and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively, freeze.
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