I’m totally addicted to pesto made with previously-wasted green tops. Thank you for sharing this delightful recipe. I would only give it two or three days as the radish flavor starts to fade. (Unlike basil leaves, radish leaves are quite firm so a mortar and pestle would require a lot more muscle.) My freezers are always packed too! Great recipe! This pesto has many of the same ingredients as a traditional basil pesto: Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and nuts. Drop the first four ingredients (leaves, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice) to the bowl of your food processor and pulse to form a thick paste. I just excavated 4cm of something helpfully labelled NOT PESTO from my freezer. Remove any large stems and roughly chop the greens. Made this pesto today with our extra tops – the boyfriend loves it Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Reply, Hi David, Iâve been growing a lot of radishes in pots this summer – so easy! Hi! Thanks again! I plan to use this over sauteed zucchini, zoodles, sauteed radishes, and maybe even those “miracle noodles”(we’re eating keto hence the low carb/high fat combos). Can I mix or should they be separate pestos? Coarsely chop the radish leaves and put them in the bowl of a food processor along with the garlic, 1/4 cup of olive oil, Parmesan, almonds or pinenuts, and salt. Yes, radish tops can be used in numerous ways but I really think you’ll love this pesto. Hi, Cindy, Thanks so much for your question. Season with Kotányi Veggy Classic to create a dish that everyone will love! If subbing out for sunflower seeds, I only have dry roasted and salted in my pantry. Thank you Reply. Here’s a recipe I recently did with the pesto and potatoes on pizza you may be interested in: https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/naan-potato-pizza-radish-pesto-smoked-mozzarella/. Does it really matter? Not as strong as basil but a great accompaniment to other Vegs such as tomatoes and eggplant. I’ve never combined the two so I really can’t say. Process until the ingredients are all in small pieces. We, too, were surprised at how amazingly good this is which is why I had to share! Wait until you taste peppery radish leaves combined with almonds for a unique pesto that can be used over pasta, drizzled over roasted veggies, or spread on sandwiches. Thank you for that delicious-looking photo – pasta, peas, parmesan and pesto is now on next week’s menu. If you do make a full batch, you can store the leftovers by placing them â¦ You could do either. I strongly recommend using radish leaves that are organic or unsprayed. They’re also high in vitamin C and calcium. If you have a sunny windowsill or balcony, I really recommend it! I’m sure my family will love this too. yields: about 1 cup. Please continue. Thanks again!! And although I do not drink, your daily apero hours have kept me sane during this most difficult time. Ingredients. Radish Greens Pesto Be sure to use those radish greens for this simple, tasty pesto. Hi, Robyn, Thanks so very much and hope you enjoy! We are also big radish eaters and it always bothered me to throw out the lovely green leaves but I had no idea what to do with them. The final mixture should be the perfect consistency to coat pasta or rice. Thanks again for the great pairing suggestion! A radish leaves recipe is probably the last thing you thought you needed, right? I used toasted walnuts. If you grew up the way I did, you just didn’t waste food. Hi, Melanie, Love that! They keep growing. Such a lovely pesto. Works well! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thanks for the recipe! They are a true inspiration for me. Reply, I feel so guilty tossing radish leaves and love pesto so this is a double win! Great recipe! I use it to live vicariously and enjoy everything you share – especially travel stories mixed with food. Hi, Ros, Thanks so very much! she collected all the apples which fell from the trees during summer for example + made the best dishes from them She lived not only through both wars but also through the great depression between They can be cooked like any other green, but there too, you’ll want to use young and tender leaves. Love this zero waste recipe! Reply, I think “loosely packed” just means put the greens into a measuring cup and pack them a little but not too much. 1 bunch radishes, separate tops and set radishes aside for another use (about 3-4 cups loosely packed leaves) 1/2 cup walnuts (or other nut of choice) 1/2 cup olive oil; 1 large clove garlic; salt; 1/4 cup grated parmesan or nutritional yeast (optional) Toast walnuts: preheat oven to 350°F. Back to this post and I’ve seen a Radish leaf pesto elsewhere, but forget where. The 2nd time we made this we add a little Hazel and Ash Organic Smoked Paprika and Mango hot sauce. Radish Greens Pesto Serving Ideas. In March. Serve as a dip with veggies or smear a bit on a slice of radish for an extra peppery bite. It’s definitely a bit sharp (which makes sense since it’s radish) but once paired with something else it’s delicious- thanks! Hi, Kristine, Thanks so much for your question! Replace tomato sauce on a pizza with pesto, top with chicken, goat cheese, orange pepper and red onion; Marinate steak and toss in a bit of chili flakes; Use it as a pasta sauce; Add it to French bread for an easy side Use with chicken, fish, pasta, vegetables, potatoes or any other way you would use traditional basil pesto. Both “supermarkets” now long extinct. Thanks, Taza! How to Use Radish Top Pesto. HI- excited to try this with baby white turnip greens. Hi, Roja, Thanks so much! There are plenty of pesto recipes on this site, sure, but this one is probably my favorite. Within a few minutes, you’ll have a beautiful jar of bright-green radish leaf pesto, which is great spread on crackers or toasts for an appetizer, or tossed with noodles and vegetables, like peas, broccoli, or green beans, for a vibrant bowl of pasta. Then she would fry up some bacon and when it was crispy, she would removed the bacon leaving the fat in the pan. I used radish leaf and basil pesto on pizza (with radishes â¦ Jun 9, 2014 - Explore Tyler Jones's board "radish leaves" on Pinterest. What a great way to make use of radish tops! Reply, I was thrilled to see this recipe as I have been making something very similar for several years now! The whole mixture tasted a little too sharp so I added a few spoons of buttermilk powder. Still having a hard time finding certain liqueurs.â¤ï¸ Reply, I love the spirit of this post. Really easy to make. We never ran out of anything. In response to your previous post, my “bling bling” dermatologist in Singapore prescribed and sold Daylong Face 50+ Sensitive Gel-Fluid by Galderma (Swiss) but I found it in my local French pharmacy. :) Reply, We made this last night and decided that we might even like it better than basil pesto. I leave some to mature and others I snip the leaves at whatever stage I want. Hi, Sharayah, Thanks so much! Thank you! Our cellar in CT was stocked with canned goods. I also think the radish leaf pesto sounds interesting! Reply, I can’t answer for other people who write recipes but I always include the weight for that reason. Just add everything to the machine, and blitz away. Still being much more conscious of not wasting anything. Thanks again! Last week I made a carrot top pesto and can’t wait to try this. This pesto is so simple to make that you don’t have to worry about spending the afternoon making it, or cleaning up afterward. Thanks again! It’s a noble cause to use everything you can. Thanks again! Do you think that adding the turnip greens to the mix would work? Wash them gently, by placing them in a sink filled with cool water, and move them around until they are clean. Great Pesto recipe. Reply, One benefit at least from having my freezer stuffed to bursting is that everything freezes better, I’ve discovered. Who knew! Thanks again! After they’ve been processed into pesto, you won’t notice the rough texture at all. We also eat maybe a bunch of radish a week. Thanks again! Reply, I often use pumpkin seeds in my pesto. She would cut the green leaves from the stems. Prepare radish top pesto: In a food processor or blender, add radish greens, pine nuts or seeds, garlic cloves, olive oil, cheese or nutritional yeast, sea salt, and black pepper. The pine nuts in the photo are really huge!…..much larger than the ones I buy at my local supermarket in the USA. Thanks, Eric! Always just tossed the greens. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. I wandered the 5th for 2 hours one Friday evening searching for the elusive herb. Then remove any remaining hard stems from the greens before making the pesto. Just finished my Soupe au Pistou, so will have with pasta tonight. Every peach pit can be used to flavor ice cream or liqueur, every orange peel can be candied, and every radish leaf can be the soup du jour. + from watching her when I was a little girl I learned to use a lot of things- Do I pack them in, do I let lots of air fill them up?? I’m from England, and yes, I remember the purple ink prices stamped onto goods. I think you’re good to go with about six months or so. I will do it. I found recipes for roasted radishes with greens, pickled radish greens, stir fry radish greensâwho knew? I needed to do this recipe in two batches to get it all in the processor. Thanks for the recipe!! Many thanks! And your visits to brocantes! I can’t wait to try this at home. Now I have justification to grow an even a larger batch of radishes next spring! Hi! Larger greens can be pretty tough in a salad and even cooked but again, pesto is the perfect use for them! Reply, My Mom always used the beet tops. I use La Roche-Posay crÃ¨me solaire fluide face cream which is excellent but like the Galderma, it’s not waterproof. Add lemon juice, date syrup, garlic walnuts, and nutritional yeast. She served it with the bacon crumpled on top. Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor or blender. The first time my husband went to the grocery in March he came home with a quart of half and half for our coffee! That pop of lemon and the saltiness brightens it. I have thrown out so many beautiful radish leaves but now know what to do with them. 1 bunch radishes 1 lemon, juiced 1 clove garlic 1/2 cup walnuts 1 date 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 bunch basil (about 2 cups) sea salt, to taste black pepper, to taste. Remove the leaves then drain and rinse the sink. Thank you. Our farmers market in Florida sold the most beautiful radishes with equally beautiful leaves and I just couldnât waste them. I don’t eat many radishes, but I make a similar food processor pesto with arugula or kale. Your anecdote about the dab of pesto reminds me of the well-loved children’s story, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” Reply, My husband thought me a little strange last night when I was making beet green pesto as the gorgeous rainbow chioggias roasted. The peppery radish greens offer a â¦ Pesto is so easy to make, and great with pasta and more. 4 cups radish tops (packed), washed and dried, ½ cup sliced or slivered almonds, coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or pistachios, 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more as needed, salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. My husband said he might even like it better than basil pesto! Made this today…tastes wonderful!! I totally agree about not wasting produce if at all possible. Toss them around a bit to remove excess dirt, then remove them and lay then flat on a plate or kitchen towel or spin them in a salad spinner to dry. Some pesto recipes call for toasting the nuts and others say untoasted. Sometimes people tell me they freeze things like fruit slices, cakes, tarts, whey, bones, and what-have-you, and I’m insanely jealous of their copious freezer space. Just wondering…if freezing, why do you leave out the cheese and garlic? Just made it and it’s the best pesto I’ve ever tasted!!! Hi, Lynn, Thanks so very much and so glad you enjoyed! Radish Greens Pesto packs a peppery, nutritional punch! Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. So glad you are enjoying! I found this recipe and had all the ingredients so I followed the recipe exactly. Enjoy! But I did my best. Thanks again! After making and trying it, I’m in pesto love and plan to freeze a batch each year just as we do basil pesto. 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