Learn more about your favorite herbs and remedies through our guide to our new site

by Jackie Dobrinska

The spring greens are sprouting up all over the place and chickweed is one of our favorites.  It is densely packed with minerals and nutrients, including Vitamins B-1, B-2 and C. With all of this wild abundance, it’s easy to try something new and nourishing – like Chickweed Pesto!

Chickweed Pesto:

*3 cups fresh chickweed
*3 cloves garlic
*1/2 cup olive oil
*1 tsp sea salt
*fresh ground pepper
*zest from 1/2 lemon
*1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds, or toasted pine nuts, or pecans, or walnuts. . .whatever you have.

Rinse chickweed well. Spin in a salad spinner to dry. Blend chickweed, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon zest and seeds/nuts in a food processor briefly. With blade still in motion slowly pour in olive oil to create a paste. Serve on meat or fish, toss with roasted fingerling potatoes or pasta or spread on sourdough. Enjoy the taste of Spring!

(Recipe from “Girl with an Apron“)

March 25, 2013 by Red Moon Herbs

Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.

Subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter for Herbal Education, Recipes, Special Offers, and More!