Radish Leaf Pesto

Radish leaf pesto shown with French Breakfast Radishes

Cooking for Dummies   Lazy People  Busy People – yes, that’s it!

OK, so if you ever do come out and cook with me, you’ll realize that I like to do things as quickly as possible and also make as few dirty dishes as I can. Call it lazy, but sometimes I just can’t deal with the 12 bowls and 22 ingredients required in some of my favorite recipes…I mean, cassoulet is not on the menu here in the summer!

Into your food processor toss your washed and dried radish leaves, a large handful of almonds, 1/2 tps salt, a couple garlic cloves (or a generous spoonful of minced garlic), and a little grated parmesan (probably 1/4 cup). Pulse until evenly chopped; while processor is running, add 1/4 cup or more olive oil. It should look like pesto now 😉 

Enjoy on crackers, a sandwich (yum with chicken salad), on pickled herring and knakebrod.

The pesto I made this week had a few sprigs of parsley and arugula in it. You can embellish with any herbs you like – even basil 🙂


About stillmansfarm

Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. The farm also has several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Boston, Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, New Braintree and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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2 Responses to Radish Leaf Pesto

  1. Beth Nowak says:

    I made this but substituted the radish leaves for some arugula and fennel greens. It came out wonderful! We served it on salmon filet – delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I always love to use everything in my CSA box and not waste; pesto is a wonderful way to use even the things I couldn’t find a use for.

  2. Annette says:

    Huge plus to recipes for busy people!

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