Feed52

A Wilder Pesto

By • April 30, 2012 • 0 Comments

Next time you’re thinking about going local, you might want to check your backyard first.

In a new post from The Salt, NPR shows us a new place to source greens, and it could be as close as a few steps from your back door. Food writer Leah Lizarondo forages for stinging nettles, explaining that the “weeds plaguing many backyards and parks — like dandelions, purslane, ramps and chickweed — should instead be considered a veritable grocery list.”

Her nettles are destined for a batch of springy pesto, combined with walnuts, garlic, and wild mustard leaves for an exotic, slightly spicier take on the classic pasta sauce. It’s a pesto with more character, and it’s as local as it gets. We’re sold.

Taming Those Wild, Stinging Backyard Greens Into Dinner from NPR

From Our Friends
powered by ZergNet

Comments (0)

Default-small
Default-small