Lambs Quarter Spread

A Wild Picnic: Lambs Quarter spread on celery and Pickled Cattail Shoots!

This recipe makes a delicious dip for pita chips, and a nice spread for a healthful sandwich of sprouts, sliced tomato, and cucumbers… Yum!  Recipe from Wildman Steve Brill

2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 small red onion, peeled
2 cups Lambs Quarter leaves
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
1 cup walnuts
One 6-ounce jar low-sodium pitted olives, drained
A pinch of mustard seeds to taste
2 tablespoons mellow (light-colored) miso
1/2 to1 teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste

Using a food processor all can be blended smooth in no time, but if you like a more textured spread, chop and mix all by hand. Spread will keep tightly covered in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days.  Makes 2 1/2 cups

Nutrition Facts

Lambs Quarter leaves
Lambs Quarter is one of the highest plants in protein! it is a great source for beta carotene, high in calcium, rich in potassium, B vitamin complex, Vitamin C and fiber. Also one of the plants richest in folic acid.