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  • Writer's pictureLinda Conroy

Wild Greens Pesto

Wild & delicious!

This is one of my favorite things to make throughout the year with seasonal greens. The first greens of the year that I begin incorporating into this versatile condiment is watercress, which is often followed by wild onions and then ramps/wild leeks. They all make a delicious spicy pesto. Throughout the year, whatever green is available can be incorporated into this delicious sauce/condiment.

Wild Greens Pesto Recipe

  • 2 cups wild greens (if you do not have wild greens, arugula, mustard or one of your other favorite greens can be used).

  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic (or to taste)

  • salt (a large pinch or to taste)

  • Grated Cheese to taste (optional)

  • Nuts a large handful of nuts, or more to taste (optional)

Combine all of the ingredients except the olive oil in a blender or food processor. Start blending and add the olive oil slowly-checking for the consistency that you prefer. If you have the option drizzle the olive oil as you blend. Pesto can be eaten fresh and/or frozen for later use. Enjoy!

Other suggested greens to make pesto:

  • Nettle

  • Chickweed

  • Dandelion

  • Sorrel

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