Wilted Greens Pesto

  • Author: Emma McDonald
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 1 Cup 1x


No need to throw out those wilting greens and herbs! Turn them into this delicious and nutritious pesto!



1 Cup leftover greens (Spinach, Kale, Arugula all work well)

1 Cup leftover fresh herbs or more greens (Basil, Cilantro, Mint work well)

1/3 Cup nuts or seeds*

12 cloves of garlic

2 Tbsp nutritional yeast, or parmesan cheese

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1/3 Cup extra virgin olive oil


To a blender or food processor, add greens/herbs, nuts, nutritional yeast/parmesan and garlic. Pulse the mixture until a crumble is formed.

Drizzle in the lemon juice and olive oil and blend until smooth.


  • Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, cashews all work well. Use what is most accessible to you!

Keywords: pesto, imperfect produce

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