Nasturtium Pesto

AuthorGypsyCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

These freshly foraged nasturtium flowers and leaves makes for an exquisite pesto. This pesto is made without nuts. We used sunflower seeds to add a little crunch and creaminess to the pesto. Sunflower seeds are packed with nutrients. So this gives our pesto an extra health kick!

Nasturtium Pesto with Orange Flower
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins
 2 cups Nasturtium leaves (40 - 50 leaves)
 1 cup Nasturtium flowers
 1 cup Sunflower seeds
 ¾ cup Olive oil
 5 Garlic cloves
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Cracked black pepper
1

Pick fresh nasturtium leaves and flowers. Preferably in the early morning. The smaller the leaves, the less kick and bitter the leaves will be.

Nasturtium leaves and flowers

2

Give the the leaves and flowers a good wash under running water.

Washing nasturtium leaves

3

To a food processor, add the flowers, leaves, sunflower seeds, oil, garlic & salt and pepper. Pulse and blend until it is the consistency you prefer.

I don't have a food processor and I use my NutriBullet, and it works perfectly.

Nasturtium pesto ingrediens in NutriBullet

4

Transfer the pesto to a jar and keep it in the fridge for a week or keep it in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nasturtium Pesto with Orange Flower

5

Mix it with fresh pasta and you have a tasty, quick and easy meal. Not to mention healthy!

Nasturtium pesto pasta

Ingredients

 2 cups Nasturtium leaves (40 - 50 leaves)
 1 cup Nasturtium flowers
 1 cup Sunflower seeds
 ¾ cup Olive oil
 5 Garlic cloves
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Cracked black pepper

Directions

1

Pick fresh nasturtium leaves and flowers. Preferably in the early morning. The smaller the leaves, the less kick and bitter the leaves will be.

Nasturtium leaves and flowers

2

Give the the leaves and flowers a good wash under running water.

Washing nasturtium leaves

3

To a food processor, add the flowers, leaves, sunflower seeds, oil, garlic & salt and pepper. Pulse and blend until it is the consistency you prefer.

I don't have a food processor and I use my NutriBullet, and it works perfectly.

Nasturtium pesto ingrediens in NutriBullet

4

Transfer the pesto to a jar and keep it in the fridge for a week or keep it in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nasturtium Pesto with Orange Flower

5

Mix it with fresh pasta and you have a tasty, quick and easy meal. Not to mention healthy!

Nasturtium pesto pasta

Nasturtium Pesto

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