Wild Pesto

Wild and Zesty Pesto

2 cloves of garlic
3 Tablespoons of pine nuts or sunflower seeds or walnuts
¼ tsp. salt
2 packed cups chopped fresh Chickweed
½ cup olive oil
½ cup Parmesan cheese

Toss all ingredients in a food processor or chop fine.   Blend well.  Serve over pasta or use as a dig for vegetables.  I like to freeze a good supply of Wild Spring green pesto for use all Winter long.

Other Spring greens can be added to the mix or substituted entirely. Some of my favorites are:  Nettle, Cleavers, Violet leaves, Lambs Quarter, Dandelion, Red Clover leaves or a mixture of them.  If you want the Basil flavor throw some of that in too.
Serve this over pasta or just use it as a dip for crackers or vegetables. You can even freeze some in case you decide to make a lot at once.
Nutrition Facts
Chickweed is high in Vit C, calcium, potassium and iron
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