Radish Greens Pesto

Pungent, peppery radish greens make perfect pesto and pack a nutritional punch! Use with chicken, fish, pasta, vegetables, potatoes or any other way you would use traditional basil pesto.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4


  • 4 cups radish tops (packed), washed and dried
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½ cup sliced or slivered almonds, coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or pistachios
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more as needed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Add additional olive oil to achieve a thick sauce consistency. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.