Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Radish Top Pesto

I am on vacation this week, and we went away for a couple days. When we got back, there was a lot to catch up on in the garden. During our absence the radish crop went into overdrive, but only on the top end, with little radish growth at all,  to show for all that bushy green top.

The radishes themselves were pithy and a bit woody, but I wanted to try a fermented radish pickle, so that became the fate of the stubborn radish crop. Unfortunately even fermenting the radishes did not help with those stubborn radishes!

As for the greens, I had two different processes in mind, with one being a pesto. Let's start with the pesto, it is so easy and so delicious.

I am a true pesto fan. I have made pesto with so many different herbs and green vegetables. Pesto makes a wonderful spread for sandwiches and burgers. Toss any cooked vegetable in pesto before serving for a delicious change of pace. Pesto and some sour cream in your baked potato, is a whole new game! Plus in the colder months, opening a jar of pesto makes any day a brighter day!

I used some of this pesto in my turkey sandwich, today at lunch. Instead of mayo, which I love, I used some Radish Top Pesto. Simply delicious, so watch out burgers, there is a change coming......

Radish Top Pesto
by the seat of my pants!

Radish tops, cleaned with all tough stems removed
1 t garlic salt
1/3 - 1/2 c Parmesan or Romano cheese
1/4 - 1/3 c olive oil

Fill your processor bowl with the greens, packing lightly.

Add salt and cheese.

Slowly add oil while at the same time using an on and off pulse method to mix and chop the ingredients. Continue to pulse, until a proper consistency is achieved.

Spoon into storage jars, label and freeze.

Use 3X5 cards to make a tape free label. 

Lay the label over the top of the dome lid, fold down the excess on one side. 

Add ring holding the label in place with one finger on one hand while you tighten the ring with the other hand. 

Makes 3,  4oz jars, with some for now


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  1. Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

    1. Thank you, it is so good on a sandwich or drizzles over fresh cooked vegetables in place of butter.

  2. This totally creative post is being featured on my blog today as part of Tuesdays with a Twist blog hop:


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