Pea Shoot Pesto

There is a wide variety of spring greens available at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. One of the smaller types are microgreens or plant shoots. They are fabulous on sandwiches or salads, but can also be made into Pesto. Since it will be a little while before locally grown basil is in season, try pea shoots. No need to wait for tasty pesto.

Favorite recipe: Pea Shoot Pesto

When I have peas in full harvest, I make this all the time:

  • 3 cups pea shoots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Combine all in a food processor until it resembles a paste. Salt to taste.

Excerpted from Indoor Kitchen Gardening by Elizabeth Millard, Cool Springs Press 2014.

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April 24th, 2015