Mousetrap Pesto

The store cupboard is at a low ebb and with my supply of pine nuts gone, the basil wilted and rocket spent the time has come to innovate or starve. The unseasonably warm winter has meant the flat leaf parsley still sprouts and is perfect blitzed with a little Oil of Wight, finely grated cheddar (that even the mices would turn there noses up at), the last squeeze of dried up lemon and a hand full of toasted sunflower seeds. Seasoned with sea salt and black pepper the resulting pesto is a great partner to a large bowel of penne tossed through the drained pasta over heat.

Flat Leaf Parsley