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TikTok’s ‘Pesto Eggs’ With A Twist

TikTok’s ‘Pesto Eggs’ With A Twist

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By Sal Hanvey, one of our Nutrition and Culinary specialists, who has a real passion for finding ingredient substitutes and alternatives for those with food intolerances*, or allergies, without compromising on nutritional value or taste.

Classic Basil Pesto

Ingredient List:

• 60g pine nuts, Dry toasted for 8 mins approx until browned on pan
• 40g Parmesan cheese, Grated

Finely grated zest of half a lemon and a squeeze of lemon juice

• 150ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• A hand full of fresh Basil, washed
• 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
• Sea salt and Black pepper

Method for Pesto:
Take all ingredients and whizz up in the blender-until smooth- done!

Hey Pesto!


NUT FREE: Replace Pine Nuts for Sunflowers seeds, same quantity

DAIRY FREE: Try this Parmesan replacer

• 3/4 cup raw cashew nuts

• 3 tbsp of nutritional yeast

• 1/4 tsp garlic powder

• 3/4 tsp sea salt

Place all ingredients into food processor until pulse until you get a desired crumb.  Store in air tight container.   

*Lasts 3 weeks in fridge, can freeze for 3 months,

*Gluten free and vegan

Once you have made your bespoke pesto, take a couple of table spoons of it and put it on a frying pan on a low to medium heat until it starts to heat up.  Crack an egg into it and let it fry and infuse to your desired consistency.  Don’t let the pesto burn. 

Serve it all with bread, or pasta or tortilla wraps, for example.


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