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Category: Sauces and Condiments

Nasturtium pesto

My neighbor Robert, who shops only at farmers markets for his fruit and vegetables, is one of the best home cooks I know. He's never been a recipe sort of a guy, instead improvising in his tiny Santa Monica kitchen ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes | Makes one-half cup pesto
Note: From Coleman Family Farms. Save a flower or two for garnish. Spread on toasted bread or toss with hot pasta.
  • 3 bunches nasturtium, flowers only
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Pinch of white pepper or to taste

Step 1Place nasturtium flowers, cheese, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper in a blender. Process until smooth.

Each tablespoon:
144 calories; 2 grams protein; 1 gram carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 15 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 4 mg. cholesterol; 151 mg. sodium.
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