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Radish Leaf Pesto

by Madsy (follow)
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It can feel like such a waste to throw away the large, lush leaves of a radish. As it turns out, they are entirely edible and work well in a large number of dishes. They have a strong taste and are packed with health benefits. They are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.



Delicious radish greens pesto


The radish greens have quite a bitter taste (somewhat similar to rocket) and thus the pesto itself is slightly bitter. Add more parmesan, cashews and/or oil to this recipe in order to reduce the bitterness.

The pesto makes a delicious substitute for normal basil pesto. We enjoyed it on crackers with cheese, in salads and also on radish and tomato slices as a tasty entree.



Delicious radish greens pesto


Be careful when handling the leaves as the stems can be quite prickly. I hurt myself a few times before I realised I should just softly touch the stems rather than grab them with force.



Radish leaf pesto, healthy pesto alternative


This recipe is adapted from Clotilde's recipe at Chocolate and Zucchini.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1-2 cups

Ingredients
2 very large handfuls radish leaves
1/4 cup parmesan, grated
1/4 cup cashews
1 garlic clove
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 - 4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp water (can substitute with more oil)
Salt and pepper

Method
Pull the radish leaves from their stems and rinse under water, while being careful not to hurt your hands (see intro). Pat dry.



Radish leaf pesto, healthy pesto alternative


Grate the cheese and chop the garlic.
Place the leaves in a food processor along with all the other ingredients.



Radish leaf pesto, healthy pesto alternative


Process until smooth. Add more olive oil if you wish to have a runnier consistency.
Store in a container in the fridge for up to 5 days.



Delicious radish greens pesto


Enjoy!



Delicious radish greens pesto


Categories
#Pesto
#Cashews
#Parmesan
#Dips
#Sauce
#Radish leaf
#Radish
#Easy
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