Turnip Greens Pesto

Yields 2 cups or 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh turnip greens, chopped
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. walnuts, toasted & chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 6 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add turnip greens and blanche for 30 seconds. Drain greens and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. In a food processor, add turnip greens, walnuts, and garlic. Pulse for 2-3 minutes or until well pureed.
  3. With food processor on, slowly add oil and lemon juice until thoroughly mixed. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Add honey and Parmesan and pulse until blended.
  4. With food processor on, slowly add oil and lemon juice until thoroughly mixed. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Add honey and Parmesan and pulse until blended.

Nutrition per serving: 129 calories, 6 g carbohydrates, 13 g fat, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein, 260 mg sodium, 3 g sugar.

Recipe from: southernliving.com

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