This is sort of a variation of another pesto pasta dish that I make. Both are awesome in their own ways. Pesto is one of those things that seem a lot fancier than it really is. I had some homemade pesto in the freezer, so I won’t be showing you how to make it today. It was a Swiss Chard pesto sauce.
1 Cup Pesto Sauce
Serve with some goat’s milk cheese on top. Yum. This made enough for 4 good size servings.
Here is the Swiss Chard Pesto Recipe as requested:
1 Bunch Swiss Chard, stems removed
1/4 Cup Walnuts, toasted in a pan over low heat
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
Zest of 1 Lemon
1 Clove Garlic
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/3 Cup EVOO (more or less)
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the Swiss Chard, Walnuts, Parmesan Cheese, Lemon zest, Garlic, and Salt & Pepper. Turn on the food processor and stream in the EVOO until a thick sauce is formed. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
Once you make your own pesto sauce, you can’t go back to store bought!