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Rocket Pesto Pasta

Rocket Pesto Pasta

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(258 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

20 min



Pesto is our go-to sauce for fresh fast food. It takes mere minutes to make, and fancifies pasta in an instant. This pesto is made from rocket, which has an earthy bitterness—offset by the gentle sweetness from walnuts, strength of garlic and salty Italia

Prep Time

20 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
3 garlic cloves
basil 3.18
10g fresh basil
Rocket salad
100g rocket punnet
200g linguine †
You Will Need
Food processor, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g basil
  • 50g rocket
  • 190g linguine<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 1169 kJ
276 kcal
1497 kJ
354 kcal
of which saturates
1.3 g
0.3 g
1.6 g
0.4 g
of which sugars
54.8 g
2.3 g
70.1 g
3 g
Fibre 2.6 g 3.3 g
Protein 10.3 g 13.2 g
Salt 0.02 g 0.03 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 garlic clove
10g basil
basil (100%)
50g rocket
wild rocket
190g linguine
semolina of durum wheat (gluten), water
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Rocket Pesto Pasta

Boil a full kettle

Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water for 8-10 min or until the pasta is cooked, stirring occasionally, then drain and set aside for step 7 (reserve 1 cup of pasta water)

2 Rocket Pesto Pasta

Meanwhile, heat a dry wide based pan (large enough to fit the cooked pasta in) on a medium low heat

When hot, add the walnuts and toast for 3-5 min, moving them about the pan occasionally so they colour evenly

Once toasted, remove them from the heat and reserve the pan for step 7

3 Rocket Pesto Pasta

Using a peeler, peel a few shavings of the Parmesan, and set them aside for serving

4 Rocket Pesto Pasta

Chop the Parmesan roughly

Peel and roughly chop the garlic

Chop the basil roughly, including the stalks

5 Rocket Pesto Pasta

Wash the rocket leaves thoroughly

Once washed, set aside a handful for serving

6 Rocket Pesto Pasta

Add the rocket, basil, chopped Parmesan, garlic and toasted walnuts to the food processor

Add a large pinch of salt, a good grind of pepper and 4 tbsp (8 tbsp) of olive oil (extra virgin preferably)

Blitz to a paste (if you like your pesto coarse then pulse instead) 

7 Rocket Pesto Pasta

Drain the pasta, reserving a cupful of the cooking water

Transfer the pasta to the reserved pan

Stir the pesto through the pasta, adding a little pasta water if the pesto is too thick 

Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning if needed


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Serve the pasta with the remaining rocket and Parmesan shavings over the top and an extra drizzle of olive oil (if desired)


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