Steamed carrot, squash & beans with mint-parsley pesto

Serves 1-2 as a side dish

Ingredients:

• ¼ cup carrot cut into cubes

• ¼ cup yellow squash cut into cubes

• ¼ cup green beans cut into cubes


For Pesto:

• ¼ packed cup mint leaves

• ¼ packed cup parsley leaves, without stalks

• Finely grated zest of ½ lemon

• 1 clove garlic, peeled

• 1/8 cup toasted walnuts or almonds

• salt to taste

• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

• Ground black pepper, to taste


Method:

1. Steam the carrot, squash and beans until tender.

2. Purée together mint leaves, parsley, lemon zest, garlic, toasted walnuts or almonds, salt and olive oil until smooth.

3. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste.

4. Mix in pesto with steamed vegetables and serve.