Nasturtium Pesto

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Café Cooking: From The Parlour to Cambo Gardens

By Gillian Veal

Published 2024

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Delicious in all the places pesto is – add to pasta, stir into tomato sauces or spread liberally on our griddled bread before adding toppings.


  • 150 g nasturtium leaves
  • 75 g Parmesan, finely grated
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Rinse the nasturtium leaves thoroughly, then roughly chop them.

In a blender or food processor, blitz the leaves with the Parmesan, garlic, lemon zest and pine nuts until you have a rough paste. Season with a little salt and pepper and then, with the motor running, slowly add the oil.

Add a few squeezes of lemon juice, then taste and adjust the seasoning. Store in a clean jar in