Chard and Spinach Pesto {vegan+raw}

My sister sent me this chard pesto recipe from a blog called ‘closet cooking’: Swiss Chard Pesto.   The first time I made it, I added spinach and removed the jalapeños…I didn’t have enough chard and my husband doesn’t eat spicy food.

I have made it at least 5 times since then with several variations as I was missing this or that and it was still great every time.  This recipe is what I think to be the best combination from all of the variations.  I eat it on crackers and bread with sprouts and avocados, but I have also tried it in my vegetarian chili and on pasta.

Swiss Chard & Spinach Pesto

1 Bunch of Chard – remove all of the stems

1 Bunch of Spinach – maybe 10 large leaves

1 Bunch of Cilantro/Coriandre

Juice of 1-2 Limes

1/2 Cup of Green Hulled Pumpkin Seeds

3 Cloves of Garlic

Olive Oil

  1. Corsley chop the first 4 ingredients and add to the food processor
  2. Toss the pumpkin seeds in a hot pan with a tiny drizzle of olive oil
  3. They will brown and pop for approx. 3 minutes, then remove and lightly salt them with fine salt on a paper towel
  4. Add them to the food processor and pulse until everything is well chopped
  5. Drizzle in the olive oil until the mixture becomes smooth and pesto like

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