Swiss chard is a green leaf vegetable that I enjoy but I feel that I do not use it nearly often enough so when I came across the idea of a swiss chard pesto on Bev Cooks, I was immediately intrigued and knew that I would have to try it. This pesto is pretty simple with a base of fresh swiss chard which is pureed with some garlic, jalapenos and pepitas (otherwise known as toasted hulled pumpkin seeds). I was thinking that this pesto is really more like a cross between a pesto and a salsa with its use jalapenos and I took that idea and ran with it a bit adding lime juice and plenty of cilantro. I have to say that this swill chard pesto/salsa is one of the best pestos that I have ever had and I found myself having to resist eating the whole batch by the spoonful before I got to use them in some tacos!
Swiss Chard Pesto
A tasty swiss chard pesto or salsa with jalapenos, cilantro, lime and pepitas or toasted hulled pumpkin seeds!
Servings: makes 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 bunch swiss chard, stems removed and coarsely chopped
- 1 handful cilantro, coarsely chopped
- 1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup pepitas, toasted
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 lime, juice
- salt and freshly pepper to taste
- Puree everything in a food processor.
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