What to do with leftover rocket
This peppery, leafy green is a great addition to many salads and dishes. Use up any leftovers in these recommended recipes.
Recipes using rocket
- Blue cheese, pear and rocket puff pastry tart
- Mascarpone, prosciutto and rocket pizza
- Crayfish and rocket saffron tagliatelle
- Chorizo chicken with chickpea and rocket salad
- Cod, prawn, pea and rocket fishcakes
How to use up leftover rocket
- Punchy pesto
In a mini or large food processor, put however much rocket you have leftover (about 4 handfuls is good but less will work, too), a handful of basil leaves (adjust the quantities as necessary- use more if you don’t have that much rocket left), 60g grated parmesan and a handful of toasted pine nuts. Season well, then whizz to a smooth paste, adding 100ml olive oil as you go.
- Pasta with aroma
Toss rocket leaves through warm pasta with a fresh tomato sauce. The rocket will wilt in the heat and add some green to the final dish.
- Zesty side
Roughly chop plenty of rocket with spinach and chard, then wilt briefly in a hot pan with olive oil, chilli flakes, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Serve alongside meat or fish.