One of our selection of recipes for the simply delicious and nutritious food we serve at The Cliffs of Moher Retreat.

Jun 28th 2018

Green Pesto

by Michelle Moroney

Truly a staple in everyone’s life across lunch and dinner! Who needs Tesco when you can create your own delicious pesto right at home and cater it to exactly your needs. Experiment with different greens to get a new taste and enjoy!


2 cups fresh herbs/greens (basil, parsley, blanched nettle, wild garlic, kale, baby spinach)

1⁄2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano cheese

1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, hazelnuts)

3 garlic cloves, minced (about 3 teaspoons)

Juice of 1⁄2 lemon

1⁄4 teaspoon salt, more to taste

freshly ground black pepper to taste



Heat a small frying pan over a low heat.

Toast the nuts until golden, shaking occasionally.

Put into a food processor with the other ingredients.

Process until smooth.

Check seasoning.

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