June 25, 2012

Swiss Chard Pesto

Before you curl you nose up at the idea of Swiss Chard Pesto, try the recipe. It is absolutely wonderful and one I will be repeating over and over... besides its a great way to use up that Swiss Chard!

The original recipe inspiration is yummy too, however the day I made this batch I did not have all the listed ingredients... so I winged it from my pantry and there you have it!

 Swiss Chard Pesto ~ My Version
  • 2 tablespoons + 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped - I added extra!
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems removed and torn into smallish pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 ounces of nutritional yeast
  • 1 bunch of basil leaves (about 1/2 cup packed) - I combined a variety of basil's including a tablespoon of dried, because my plant was not yet large enough.
  • Kosher salt - to taste.
I followed the rest of the recipe some what to instruction, by sauteing the garlic, the two tablespoons oil and the Swiss Chard in a large pan, for a few minutes. Then I added the rest of the ingredients, save the salt, to my Ninja food chopper and let her rip. After the Swiss Chard cooled slightly I threw that in to... and then taste. Oh my goodness! Throw in a little salt and its a double oh my goodness!

~ Blessings & Enjoy!

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