Overnight Pesto Recipe

This quick and easy pesto recipe turns otherwise neglected greens into a tasty sauce that adds nutrition, flavor, and color to dishes while reducing food waste.



Summer 2020

Yield: 1 quart

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Photo by Unsplash/Caroline Attwood

Turning otherwise neglected greens, such as carrot and beet tops, into pesto is a great way to add nutrition, flavor, and color to dishes while reducing waste. You can use this pesto fresh, but fermenting it overnight deepens its flavor.

Fermentation Time

Fermentation Type: Lacto

Primary Fermentation: 12 hours

Total time: 12 hours

Shelf life: 2 to 3 months


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