Greens & Beans with Radish Top Pesto

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My garden plot is producing ample greens, including kale, chard, tatsoi, mizuna, green lettuce, and arugula. This week I decided to make some pesto using radish greens from the garden and walnuts from the farmers market.

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Greens & Beans with Radish Top Pesto

Pesto Ingredients:

  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 4 cups radish greens, packed
  • 2 cups basil, packed
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Salad Ingredients:

  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 avocado, sliced

What to do: 

To make the pesto: Place all ingredients in a food processor or high-power blend (such as a Vitamix), and blend until smooth.

To make the salad: Combine greens, beans, and carrots in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Top with pesto, vinegar, and sliced avocado.

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