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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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
I laughed out loud at the “green” description. I think a lot of things change when we don’t try to pick them apart, choosing to enjoy the whole. 🙂
Kris @ Mud Lake Farm
If you live in West Michigan and don’t have sorrel or chives in your garden, Mud Lake Farm has plenty of both! Let us know if you want some – you can pick up from the farm or work out a delivery option with us. Yay, Spring!!