Here are two facts about me: I love food and I love to save money. So when I spend money on food, I want to get the most bang for the buck. I want the food to healthful and nourishing. I want it to taste good. And I want to make sure that nothing is wasted. Today’s recipe is all about using the whole vegetable: Radish Greens Pesto (Dairy-free).
Last week I posted a recipe for Simple Oven-Roasted Radishes and the greens were so beautiful that I knew they had to used in their raw state. My favorite way to use raw greens is in dressings or sauces, so pesto is one of my go-tos.
This recipe makes use of the greens from one bunch of radishes. If you haven’t tried radish greens before, they are slightly spicy (like arugula). They pair really well with tart flavors like lemon, so I used both the zest and juice in this recipe. I decided to keep this Radish Greens Pesto dairy-free and I think it came out spot on!
You will need a blender or a mini-food processor to make this Radish Greens Pesto. Prep takes a couple of minutes and it’s beautifully blended in under a minute. The perfect topping for some grilled fish or Salmon Patties. It would also be delicious over chicken, scrambled into eggs, or mixed into some steamed or roasted vegetables. I will admit to eating a spoonful straight from the blender!
- Place all of the above ingredients in a blender or mini-food processor.
- Blend until combined.
- Store in a small Mason jar in the refrigerator.
Have you ever tried radish greens? How have you prepared them? Tell me about it in the comments!
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