Green Smoothie Lovers Pesto | Garlic Prawn Toasties

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Green smoothies are super healthy so why not take all of the cleansing ingredients that you would generally throw into a green smoothie, and make a delicious nutrient-dense Green Smoothie Lovers Pesto to serve on your favourite sandwich or pasta? It’s win win and a delicious one at that… 

Green Smoothie Lovers PestoI’ve been reading a lot about green smoothies lately. The next best thing to a nutritious powerhouse that’s the green smoothie and for many people (points finger at self) more palatable is a green pesto. I’m obviously not talking about the store bought stuff – made with vegetable oil and what-not. I’m talking about my all green pesto or as I like to refer to it, the Green Smoothie Lover’s pesto.

It’s obviously a little sandwich-ified with a strong aroma of garlic and cheese, not something you’d generally find in a liquid drink version, but still, it contains more greens than many of us would often be able to eat in a day. It keeps for a few days, making it super easy to spread on a slice of toast in the morning or stuff into your favourite sandwich. In fact, just over the weekend, we tried something similar for breakfast in Melbourne: pesto sourdough topped with grilled haloumi and poached eggs. Yum, really.

Green Smoothie Lovers PestoPS If you are wondering about the origins of some of the props in this post, a couple of weekends ago I ended up going to Marrickville where at Reverse Garbage I picked up this particular “tabletop” for 50 cents and the books in the shot for $1 each. It is a great place to pick up props, stationery, old books and even cassette tapes!

Green Smoothie Lovers Pesto | Garlic Prawn Toasties
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Recipe type: pesto, sandwich, green,
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Serves: 2
 
Feel free to add extra cheese to this concoction, either feta or parmesan works well. Store prepared pesto in a jar in the fridge for 2-3 days. A note on prawns (I only discovered this after making these: King prawns are sea caught prawns and less vivid in colouring to their farmed counterparts, next time I will definitely be buying those).
Ingredients
For the Green Smoothie Lovers' Pesto:
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped coriander or flat leaf parsley, tightly packed
  • small handful watercress
  • 6 large pitted green olives
  • 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup finely grated cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • good grind of salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup frozen peas, thawed
To serve:
  • Sourdough bread
  • 3 peeled cooked prawns per serve (or poached chicken or egg)
Instructions
To make the Green Smoothie Lovers' Pesto:
  1. Place all pesto ingredients except for peas in a large jug and using a hand blender, blend until the herbs are minced well. Add a little water, about a tablespoon, if the pesto seems a little dry. Add thawed peas and mix into the pesto.
To serve:
  1. Spread pesto on a slice of sourdough bread, be generous. Top with prawns and pop under a hot grill for 4 minutes for the pesto to "melt". If using eggs or poached chicken, grill the pesto bread first then top with an egg or chicken pieces.

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8 Responses to Green Smoothie Lovers Pesto | Garlic Prawn Toasties

  1. Angela says:

    YUMMO! This is fantastic! One green recipe I won;t mind getting stuck in my teeth. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. A great little appetizer! I Love pestos and this one sounds very fun for so many dishes. I quite like your props and I need to get some new props for my dishes as well. I will have to check out to see what I can find in HK I am certain all of mine will have an Asian flare. Take care, BAM

  3. Jayne says:

    I love seeing unconventional pestos! It’s just amazing how many different kinds of pungent herbs can be made into pestos. I made one using kaffir lime leaves once. I have GOT to try this coriander one. It’s kinda like a cross between tapanade and pesto. Love.

  4. This looks amazing, Martyna. I can totally imagine how good this would taste. And Reverse Garage – what a find!!! Love a good (and cheap) prop shop!

 

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