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July 23, 2019

There’s nothing like a hearty warm meal in winter to keep away those chills. This Dukka Winter Greens Pesto combines all of the carbs you crave this season with a fresh kick of herbs and spices. Enjoy with the family or double-up on ingredients to entertain guests looking to escape the winter cold. 


  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 500g pasta of choice
  • 250g english spinach
  • 1 cup pine nuts, toasted & cooled
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs savoury yeast flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 1 tbs dukka spice
  • Squeeze of lemon (optional)


  1. Toss sweet potato cubes in two teaspoons of the oil and arrange on oven tray. Bake in a hot oven, 200°C, until golden.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add pasta and cook until tender. Drain.
  3. While pasta and sweet potato are cooking, remove stems and veins from spinach.
  4. Place spinach, pine nuts, garlic, yeast flakes and salt in a food processor.
  5. Gradually add oil while processing mixture. Process until finely chopped.
  6. Fold pesto sauce and sweet potato through drained pasta. Arrange in serving bowls and top with dukka and a squeeze of lemon. Serve immediately.

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For more stories on living, creating and exploring the local neighbourhood, read the winter edition of the Watagan Park Wanderer Magazine here.

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