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radish green pesto

Radish Top Pesto

A flavorful pesto made with radish leaves and sunflower seeds.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 156kcal


  • 1 bunch radish leaves cleaned and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds raw or dry roasted
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 clove garlic minced or pressed
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • cup olive oil more as needed


  • Fill a large bowl with cold water and swish the radish leaves in it to dislodge any dirt stuck between the leaves. Empty the bowl, repeat the process, and dry the clean leaves between paper towels.
  • Combine the radish leaves, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, garlic, and parmesan in a food processor or high-powered blender. Drizzle in the olive oil while you pulse/blend the pesto until smooth, about 30-60 seconds. Add more olive oil if needed.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Add to pasta, pizza, eggs, and more, or use as a dip for veggies.


  • This will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • Possible substitutions include pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, or cashews for the sunflower seeds. You can also use beet greens for this recipe.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg