Both David and I love to add pesto to some pasta, a nice sandwich, a chickpea salad, homemade pizza or pretty much anything. Of course we got excited when we heard that you can make your own pesto from Nasturtium leaves (which happen to grow in the size of bushes in our garden).
Pesto normally contains pine nuts, but since Kelowna (and our laundry room) is full of walnuts, it seemed like a natural substitution. On top of that I also had a bunch of onion stems left from harvesting all of our yellow onions earlier in the day that I decided to throw in for some extra flavour.
Here’s the whole list of ingredients that was inspired by this nice recipe:
- A large bowl full of Nasturtium leaves and flowers
- 2 cups of walnuts
- 2 cups of green onion
- Juice and peel from 1 lemon
- 3 cups of olive oil
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 8 cloves of garlic
- salt & pepper
I simply mixed it all together into a smooth paste and then filled up a jar for immediate use and little boxes to save in the freezer for later.