• 2 tbsp shelled pistachios, toasted
  • a bunch basil, leaves picked
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced
  • olive oil
  • 2 courgettes, trimmed
  • 100g fresh or frozen peas (defrosted)
  • 6 artichoke hearts from jar, sliced
  • rocket or salad leaves


  • STEP 1

    Put half the pistachios, all the basil leaves, garlic, lemon juice and zest and whizz to a paste in a small blender. Add 1 tsp oil, and season. Loosen with more lemon juice or water if you need to, to make a pesto.

  • STEP 2

    Put the courgettes through a spiralizer, or peel into long, thin ribbons with a veg peeler, then cut into thin strips. Put into a bowl with the peas, artichokes and rocket. Chop the remaining pistachios and add to the bowl. Pour over the pesto and toss with the salad. Pile onto plates.

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