Radish Leaves Pesto

I usually try to use all the parts of the veggies that I buy in the market place. Here in Barcelona, vegetable sellers use to chop the green part of the red radish or the beetroot, but I always ask them to leave the greens for me and sometimes they treat me with a bonus bunch of greens left behind by other customers.

Today I will show you what you can make out of the greens of a radish bunch: a yummy green pesto for your pasta. Easy and quickly to prepare and enjoy.

Radish Leaves Pesto

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 5 mins


  • the leaves of a bunch of red radish roots
  • few basil leaves
  • 2 thumb size pieces of Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 table spoon of olive oil
  • a pinch of salt & pepper
  • a handful of pine nuts (toasted)



Add into your food processor the radish leaves, the basil, the Parmigiano Reggiano, the olive oil, salt & pepper and whiz them for 10 - 20 seconds


Add the lightly toasted pine nuts and whiz for 5 -10 seconds more and you are done


Serve immediately with your pasta or store your pesto into a glass jar covering it with olive oil

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