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Chickweed Pesto

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Recipe overview: We have plenty of wild chickweed growing around the place, and it’s high in lots of good minerals and Vitamin C, and is nice in salads too. No Basil at the moment cos it’s too cold but this can also be sub-ed off for Parsley which also grows wild in lots of places around Otautahi/Christchurch.. check on the Urban Foraging Map or just go outside yourself and have a look.

Ingredients

Basil 1 cup
Garlic 2 cloves
Pine nuts 3/4 cup
Chickweed leaves 2 cups
Olive oil 1/2 cup
Nutritional yeast flakes 3/4 cup
Recipe image: Chick weed

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Method of preparation / cooking

Pulse your garlic till fine in a food processor.
Add nuts and blend till they’re finely chopped.
(if you don’t have a blender just use a sharp knife and chop till really fine.)

Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
Salt to taste.

*The trick to a good pesto is to make sure you blend the garlic first, then the nuts. Otherwise, you’ll end up with big chunks that can’t be reduced once you’ve added the other ingredients.

We have plenty of wild chickweed growing around the place, and it’s high in lots of good minerals and Vitamin C, and is nice in salads too. No Basil at the moment cos it’s too cold but this can also be sub-ed off for Parsley which also grows wild in lots of places around Otautahi/Christchurch.. check on the Urban Foraging Map or just go outside yourself and have a look.

http://urbanforaging.manukadesign.co.nz/index.php/foraging-map/

Chick weed

Recipe image: Chick weed

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