Spinach and Basil Pesto

Ready in just 6 minutes, this comforting and flavourful meal is the ultimate fast food.


  • 1 packet of gnocchi (or 150g of pasta)
  • A large handful of fresh basil
  • A large handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 clove of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Good grinding of black pepper
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • A handful of pine nuts
  • Half a ladle of warm water (I used the gnocchi water)
  • Approx 50g of grated cheese (can sub for vegan cheese)


Get your gnocchi on to boil, this will take 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile place all the ingredient into a blender and whizz up till smooth. If you would like a looser consistency then add a little more water.

Mix with your cooked gnocchi and serve with an extra grinding of cheese.

This recipe is suitable from 6 months. Cut the gnocchi in to quarters if serving to babies under 18 months.

The pesto can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost thoroughly, gently warm and mix with freshly cooked pasta.

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