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Heat things up with this spicy pesto. Made with carrot and so many fresh flavours, this dip will kick start the fun.

  • Makes1, 1/2 cups
  • Prep time15 minutes
Spicy carrot pesto


  • 1 large carrot, peeled, coarsely grated
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1 tbs chopped lemongrass or 2 tsp lemongrass paste
  • 2 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/3 cup (50g) cashews, toasted
  • 1 lime, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) Coles Classic Olive Oil

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  1. Step 1

    Place the carrot, coriander, mint, lemongrass, ginger, cumin, turmeric, cashew, lime rind, 2 tsp lime juice and sesame oil in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Season. With the motor running, add the olive oil in a thin, steady stream until well combined.
  2. Step 2

    Transfer the carrot mixture to a glass serving bowl to serve.

    Serve with carrot ribbons, coriander sprigs and toasted cashews.