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Dandelion Greens Pesto

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Dandelion Greens Pesto

You're probably familiar with basil pesto, but there are actually a bunch of different options for the sauce – including dandelion greens.

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 1
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Dandelion Greens Pesto


cups torn dandelion greens pieces (about 1 bunch)
cloves garlic, smashed
cup grated Parmesan cheese
cup chopped walnuts, toasted and cooled
teaspoon kosher salt
cup olive oil


  • 1 In a food processor combine everything except olive oil. Pulse several times, scraping down the sides every few pulses until everything is minced up evenly.
  • 2 With food processor running, slowly drizzle in olive oil until combined. Scrap down sides of bowl and process a little more if needed.
  • 3 If using on pasta, remember to save some of the pasta water and add a little at a time with pesto so it helps coat the pasta a little better.

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Unbelievably easy, DIY pesto you can make right at home that tastes like spring!  

As prepared by Wit and Vinegar

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!

Dandelion Greens Pesto

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.

Dandelion Greens Pesto

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.

Dandelion Greens Pesto

Pulse a few times and scrape down the sides to make sure everything gets nice and chopped up.

Dandelion Greens Pesto

After pulsing a few times, turn on the food processor and slowly drizzle olive oil down in there.

Dandelion Greens Pesto

BOOM! Pesto.

Dandelion Greens Pesto

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!

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