I’m growing radishes and while I was looking up recipes for how to use them, I came across one for radish leaf pesto. I was wondering if the greens were edible anyway, so it was cool to find this recipe. I was skeptical about how it would taste because pesto is usually made with basil and I LOVE basil. I couldn’t imagine radish leaves could compete.
Well, I was sure wrong. I used pine nuts and grapeseed oil with a bit of salt, blended it together with some radish leaves and presto… pesto! (I know, that was totally corny. I just couldn’t help myself.) The original recipe I came across used hazelnuts and some other things I didn’t use. It’s plenty yummy the way I did it. Grapeseed oil was suggested to avoid the bitterness of olive oil when it’s put in the blender.
I was just happy to know I can use the greens from the radishes. I don’t like to waste things. And, the garden can be a bit of work. It’s awesome to find ways to use what I grow that are so great! Now I just need to find something as wonderful to do with the radishes!