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Dandelion Pesto

Dandelion Pesto

Like me, one of my amazing roommates is a health nut. She’s a genius at creating delicious-ness out of things like…dandelion greens. Once I first tasted her recipe for dandelion pesto, I asked her if I could share the goodness with you.

I’ve only had dandelion greens in smoothies and juices…so I love this recipe to get dandelions in the diet without drinking it. My roomie is a recipe genius and a yoga nut, so you might want to follow her for inspiration on Instagram…you probably want to follow me there too. Yes, you do.

Dandelions are an amazing superfood – loaded with calcium, iron, antioxidants, vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin C, minerals, and cancer fighting properties. It even has protein (made up of 14%)!

You’d think with so much dandelion in the recipe it’d be bitter, but it’s really delicious. Perfect on pasta or even crackers.

Raw Dandelion Pesto Recipe

Dandelion Pesto

  1. 1 big bunch dandelion greens
  2. 1/2 lemon
  3. 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  4. 3/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  5. 2 tbsp. mozzarella cheese
  6. 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  7. Pepper, to taste

Wash and cut greens. Peel the lemon rind, leaving the white pith…or simply make it easier by squeezing the lemon and using the juice.

Blend everything together in a high-speed blender. Enjoy!

Want to learn more about the health benefits of dandelions – check out this post by SunWarrior.

Pesto or pasta sauce? Have you tried dandelion greens before?

Category: Dairy Free, Dips & Sauces, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Recipes, Vegan | Tags: , , , , One comment »

1 Response to “Dandelion Pesto”

  1. Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living

    It looks like your roommate is a good influence! This looks delicious! Have you tried eating this with pita bread?

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