Spread through out my garden chickweed is the accidental (for me perhaps, maybe not so for her) herb of choice this week.  A quick harvest of this healing and very nutritious weed (containing calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, silicon, zinc, vitamins  C, A, B) for my smoothie  I decided to give a vegan chickweed pesto recipe a go. This one is an amalgamation of all the simple ones on the ‘net.

Get some plant nutrition into the fam bam

  • A few good handfuls of chickweed
  • Handful of pine nuts or sunflower seeds.
  • 1–2 cloves raw garlic.
  • Tbsp nutritional yeast (use parmesan for a non-vegan pesto).
  • Generous pinch of salt.
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil (add as you need it while blending).

I made this in my high powered blender which I don’t recommend as its kind of stringy. Best to use a food processor if you have one (mine broke)

chickweed pesto



I then spread pesto on some gluten free pizza bases, topped some with cheese for non vegans, some with olives and sun dried tomatoes and one with vegan *cheese* . Then I sprinkled with fresh lemon juice,


Heres what the kids thought…



they ate it.. and asked the next day to have again, well one of them did…


So thats a postive I’d say.

You could use this pesto as a dip, on crakers or  pasta too .. which is cool.

Green Love