Chard and Walnut Pesto

June 2, 2015

Author Notes: Chard and walnuts make a darker, heartier pesto that is fresh, filling, and cheaper to make. We have experimented with quite a few alternative pestos, and this one turned out to be our favorite.Savory Love

Serves: 4


  • 2 cups green chard leaves, de-stemmed, packed
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe


  1. In a food processor, pulse the walnuts, cheese, and chili flakes together until smooth.
  2. Add the chard leaves and blend.
  3. Pour the oil in through the top slowly and steady to help emulsify and blend until completely smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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