Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chickweed Pesto

I have a ton of mouse ear chickweed (Cerastium vulgatum) growing all over my yard right now. Mouse ear chickweed is really hairy and it is recommended that you cook it, however I find that making it into pesto is another really tasty way you can consume it.

First I take my chickweed (I used mouse ear cause it's what I have but there are various ones you can use,) and I chop it up and put 2 cups of it into my food processor.

Then I add about 3 tablespoons of sunflower seeds (you can use pine nuts but they are awfully expensive.) 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and a tiny pinch of salt. Wiz that up in the processor and I have chickweed pesto.I use this pesto in sauces, dips, salads and tons of other places. Yummy!