I bought so many radishes yesterday and had so many leaves that I decided to try to make a pesto with them.
I loved it! I will make a lot of it and freeze my mini pesto. Jace won’t be very happy as he hates pesto😂
I do traditional pesto with a mortar but in this case the leaves were big and not as soft as the basil ones so I used a mixer.
I didn’t weight ingredients so I can’t give a very precise recipe but you can have an idea and adjust it to your taste.
2 cups of radish leaves
5/6 basil leaves
2 hands full of almonds
3 spoons of Parmigiano (but Pecorino would be better as more savory)
1 very small clove of garlic
extra virgin olive oil (good one and lot of)
I served it with whole-wheat penne.
TIP: (for all pestos) while you cook the pasta, take a couple of spoons of its water and mix it in a bowl with your pesto, it will help the creaminess.