Dandelion pesto

By anka
April 26, 2016

Makes: about 2 cups


  • 1 bunch dandelion (about 1 pound or 6 cups packed)
  • 1 cup sunflower oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup pre soaked sunflower seeds
In This Recipe


  1. Clean, wash and slice dandelions into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Heat 1 cup oil, add sliced garlic and fry for 30 seconds when you smell garlic aroma add dandelions and cook 5-6 minutes, season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Take off the stove and cool to room temperature.
  4. Place into food processor and process 20-30 seconds, add sunflower seeds (soaked for 30-40 minutes in hot water) and process till you get the texture you like. Don’t pure completely.
  5. Pesto can be served on crostini, vegetable, with rice or pasta.

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