Radish Greens Pesto: Seasonal Chef Recipe


Pestos are an easy way to utilize your herbs and leafy greens. Using radish greens in a pesto, gives your dish a little extra interest. Click this linkĀ to read more about radishes.

Radish Greens Pesto: Seasonal Chef Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 1/2 cup

This easy pesto is great on a sandwich and also on potatoes, for new twist on potato salad. Add some chopped radishes for a little crunch and parsley for an herbaceous finish.


  • 2 cups of packed radish greens, from 1 small bunch
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped unsalted cashews chopped radishes,
  • 2 tablespoons chopped radish, about 2-3
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of water, plus more as needed
  • Zest and juice of one juicy lime


  1. Blanch the greens for 30 seconds in boiling salted water. Drain and shock in an ice bath. Drain again and give the greens a little squeeze to remove some of the water. Chop them a little.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor add the cashews and radish; process for 30 seconds. Add the radish greens and a pinch of salt and pepper and process for another minute.
  3. Scrape down the sides and add the water and lime; process for another minute. Scrape down again, if needed, and check for seasoning. Add a little more water, salt and pepper if needed.


About Author

Seasonal Chef blogger Maria Reina comes to the world of food as a third career, spending a great portion of her adult life in the field of Human Resources. With her private company Bella Cucina Maria she is a personal chef, caterer and recreational cooking class teacher in Westchester. She's an avid food television watcher and cookbook collector, always looking for a new take on a traditional dish. In her free time she loves hanging out at local farmer's markets, chatting it up with the farmers and doing cooking demos with their seasonal ingredients. In addition to her blog, which is loaded with easy recipes, you can follow her on Facebook (Bella Cucina Maria), Twitter (Bellacucinam), Instagram (Bellacucinam) and Pinterest (Bellacucinam).

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