Spicy fig and dried herb red pesto

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
15
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
dried figs
dried bird's eye chillis
jarred roasted bell pepper (pre-cut into pieces)
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaf
1 tsp dried mint leaf
sundried tomato in oil
juice of 1/2 lime

Utensils

  • mortar and pestle
  • frying pan
  • spoon
  • Step 1/3

    In a pestle and mortar, bash/grind the roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes along with 2tbsp or so of the oil they come in (oil from either the peppers or tomatoes, or both, is fine). Squeeze in the lime juice and mix.
    • jarred roasted bell pepper (pre-cut into pieces)
    • sundried tomato in oil
    • juice of 1/2 lime
    • mortar and pestle

    In a pestle and mortar, bash/grind the roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes along with 2tbsp or so of the oil they come in (oil from either the peppers or tomatoes, or both, is fine). Squeeze in the lime juice and mix.

  • Step 2/3

    Roughly chop/tear figs, and place in a small frying pan with the dried herbs, pine nuts and dried chillis. Toast everything over a medium high heat until the nuts are golden brown.
    • dried figs
    • dried bird's eye chillis
    • 2 tbsp pine nuts
    • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaf
    • 1 tsp dried mint leaf
    • frying pan
    • spoon

    Roughly chop/tear figs, and place in a small frying pan with the dried herbs, pine nuts and dried chillis. Toast everything over a medium high heat until the nuts are golden brown.

  • Step 3/3

    Add the like nuts mix and grind in the pestle and mortar with the peppers and tomatoes. Add a bit more roasted pepper/sun-dried tomato oil if the sauce needs loosening up. If your mortar is small, like mine, just grind the pine nut mixture with a small amount of tomato/pepper mixture , then mix in with the rest of the tomato mixture. You may need to add the pine nut mixture in batches.

    Add the like nuts mix and grind in the pestle and mortar with the peppers and tomatoes. Add a bit more roasted pepper/sun-dried tomato oil if the sauce needs loosening up. If your mortar is small, like mine, just grind the pine nut mixture with a small amount of tomato/pepper mixture , then mix in with the rest of the tomato mixture. You may need to add the pine nut mixture in batches.

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