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. —Jon Brian Kinney
What You'll Need
green chard leaves, de-stemmed, packed
walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted
red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor, pulse the walnuts, cheese, and chili flakes together until smooth.
Add the chard leaves and blend.
Pour the oil in through the top slowly and steady to help emulsify and blend until completely smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.