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Pesto focaccia

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.


For the focaccia bread

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the water, the yeast, the sugar, and mix with a hand whisk.
  • Add the basil finely chopped, the flour, and salt. Ideally, you should allow 15-20 minutes for the yeast to be activated.
  • Add the olive oil and beat with the hook attachment at high speed, for 5-7 minutes, until there is a firm dough.
  • Transfer to a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it double in volume.
  • Place the dough on a floured working surface and, with a rolling pin, roll it out until it is double the size of your baking pan. Set aside.

For the basil pesto

  • In a blender add the olive oil, the garlic, the basil, and process well until they become a paste.
  • Add the cashews and process well. Add salt, pepper, the lemon zest, the parmesan, and process for a few seconds.

To assemble

  • With a spoon, spread the mixture over the whole surface of the dough.
  • Fold in half and transfer to a 36x28 cm baking pan. Press the whole surface of the dough with your fingers, cover with a tea towel, and allow about 20-30 minutes for it to rise.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Press again with your fingers, sprinkle with the rosemary, the fleur de sel, and drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve with rosemary and oregano.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
16 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
15 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
13 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
14 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
8 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
8 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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