One of the first things that comes up in my garden in the spring is sorrel. Sorrel is a perennial herb/vegetable that is sort of like spinach with a rhubarb-ish flavor. Nice and sour!
I have four large plants that are beautiful in my landscape and also taste delicious added to salads or made into soup. But the easiest way to use it? Sorrel pesto!
I love making pesto because it is a great way to use up any herb or greens (In fact, the chives used in this recipe are another plant I use in my landscape). All it requires is a food processor or blender. Very easy to clean up, too! Speaking of cleaning, before you dive into the recipe, grab this FREE Summer Chef’s Set of Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap + dish soap + multi-surface spray + Grove Collaborative Bubble Up with your first order from my friends at Grove Collaborative. It’s everything you need to make cleanup effortless, from pesto to full-on summer barbeques. (If you’re already a customer, you’ll get a free set of Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges.)
Now, here’s the recipe:
A great addition to rice, pasta or pizza!
- 2 cups sorrel , packed
- 2 cup chives (about a handful)
- 1/4 cup pine nuts (can substitute walnuts)
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup olive oil (I substituted avocado oil)
- salt & pepper to taste
Put everything in a food processor until all blended up and it's a paste consistency
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