Seaweed Pesto

Pesto recipe
Pesto – originally from the Italian city of Genoa – is a sauce made from crushed garlic, pine nuts, basil leaves, salt, parmesan cheese and olive oil. Blended into a smooth paste or chopped roughly for more texture, it’s a powerfully aromatic mix of flavours that complements pasta and potato dishes. We’ve adapted the original recipe to include goat cheese and Arctic Ocean Greens; a blend of winged kelp and dulse flakes. These flavours bring a Nordic twist to an Italian favourite – and you could take that one step further by coating our seaweed tagliatelle with your seaweed pesto for a delicious fusion dish that takes less than 30 minutes to make.
This recipe makes about 4 servings.
Cooking time: 10 minutes


25g fresh basil
10g Arctic Ocean Greens
15g pine nuts
75g olive oil
50g hard goat cheese, grated
2 pinches of salt
1 small clove of garlic
1 squeeze of lemon


Place all ingredients in a blender and mix into a paste.

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Get a delicious dose of vitamin sea with Arctic Ocean Greens! A blend of hand-harvested seaweed flakes - organic, hand-harvested winged kelp and dulse from Lofoten. These seaweed flakes have a subtle umami flavour that enhance the other flavours of your meal. Versatile enough to be used in savoury and sweet dishes, Arctic Ocean Greens can be used as a healthy alternative to salt, providing flavour, texture and nutrition. Packaged using zero plastic and an award-winning design, our seaweed flakes make a wonderful gift for food lovers.
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