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Recipe for a Pesto with a Provencal Twist Pistou de Roquette

This recipe is a Provencal variation on traditional Italian basil pesto, without the cheese. The rocket (arugula), in place of basil, gives the pistou de roquette a fresh, tangy taste. This sauce is super quick to make and extremely versatile. Toss some pistou on just-cooked (and still hot) pasta. Or use this tasty sauce in place of a vinaigrette on some market fresh tomatoes and goat cheese. This arugula pesto variation is sure to become your “go-to” condiment for grilled fish, barbecued meats and much more.

Pistou de Roquette Recipe Cuisine de Provence
Pistou de Roquette
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This is a quick sauce to make. You can use as a dressing, a pasta sauce or a topping for just about any protein.
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Pistou de Roquette Recipe Cuisine de Provence
Pistou de Roquette
Print Recipe
This is a quick sauce to make. You can use as a dressing, a pasta sauce or a topping for just about any protein.
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes a wonderful pungent dressing on tomato salad and an even better pasta sauce.

Note: Don't heat the pistou (it will become bitter) - just stir into hot pasta.

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Barbara Schuerenberg

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Barbara Schuerenberg says, “I always joke that I learned to cook out of self-defence as our mother was a terrible cook.” Clearly, she was successful in that pursuit as she runs her cooking school Cuisine de Provence in Vaison la Romaine.

Based out of Barbara’s comfortable kitchen, Cuisine de Provence courses typically run from mid-March to the end of October. The number of participants is limited; with only 4-5 people everyone gets involved in the preparation of the regional dishes.

Look for "Tastes of Provence" from Barbara's kitchen in our recipes section.

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