Dandelion greens?! We know it's a weed, but did you know it also makes yummy pesto? Trust us, you'll wanna try it.
Most people are probably familiar with basil pesto, but there are actually a bunch of different options when it comes down to the sauce. Dandelion greens are more bitter than basil, but in a totally good way. You’re probably thinking that dandelion greens are a weed(!) and you will actually pay money for them in the store(!), but that's okay. Try this business for yourself and see!
This starts out just like regular pesto, with garlic, walnuts, olive oil and Parmesan cheese, but there’s the added twist of the dandelion greens.
Pesto’s great because you can just throw all of the ingredients into the food processor and call it a day. So add in everything except the olive oil.
Pulse a few times and scrape down the sides to make sure everything gets nice and chopped up.
After pulsing a few times, turn on the food processor and slowly drizzle olive oil down in there.
You could serve this over pasta like I did, or use it on pizza, mix it with cream cheese and put it on a bagel, etc. etc. ... the possibilities are endless!
Looking for more uses? Check out these recipes. Simply substitute in your dandelion greens pesto!