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Creamy chard pesto (300x225)

Creamy Chard Pesto

This recipe was submitted by the Gluten Free Travelette, in collaboration with the OxBox Project,  food bloggers creating delicious recipes featuring Oxbow vegetables.


  • 1 bu Chard, washed and torn into 3x3 chunks
  • 1 C Shredded pecorino romano
  • 4 small Cloves garlic
  • 1/4 C Shelled hemp seeds
  • 1/4 C Citrus peel pepper

  • In a food processor with the blade attachment, pulse the garlic cloves until broken up into even pieces about the size of a peppercorn.

    Add the chard by handful. Pulsing until sliced up and adding more as you go.

    Add the pecorino romano, hemp seeds, and pepper. Pulse until incorporated.

    Add the olive oil and pulse until well combined.

    Serve on top of your favorite pasta or use as a pizza sauce.

    Makes enough for 4 servings on top of bowls of pasta.