Cheat your way to fresh pesto! This recipe is so versatile--cooked, raw, with chicken, with tempeh, without.... And it tastes incredible no matter what you do.
For the fresh, raw version: combine in a bowl, 1 grated courgette, a handful of chopped cherry tomatoes, a very big handful of chopped fresh basil, a couple big glugs olive oil, 1 minced clove garlic (optional), and sea salt and pepper to taste. Add in your favourite protein source, like grilled chicken, tempeh or a big handful of chopped walnuts. Toss to combine.
For the warm, cooked version: in a saucepan, briefly sautée the courgettes til they release a bit of their liquid and are tender crisp. Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients above. Toss to combine.