At Eastgate Shopping Centre’s rooftop Aquaponics Farm District, select organic produce can be shopped with ease. This month, we’re helping you take your culinary skills to the next level with a green twist and a simple recipe for basil pesto.


2 cups packed fresh basil leaves

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup pine nuts

2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese


-Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

-If using immediately, add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.

-If freezing, transfer to an air-tight container and drizzle remaining oil over the top. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and stir in cheese.

If your palette is leaning towards a different consistency, remember this green essential can be an inviting extra in your crispy salad, a pizza topping or a tomato soup pop of green.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen,

Be sure to visit our Aquaponics Farm District on Saturdays to purchase organic basil to whip up this must-have pesto sauce or eat it fresh and other select produce.

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