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Lamb Quarters Walnut Pesto

Feel free to play with the proportions—of cheese, walnuts, lemon, and salt, depending on your taste.
Author: Dana Nahai


  • 1 cup lambs quarters leaves can substitute spinach
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • cup walnuts
  • Juice from 2 whole lemons
  • 1 large garlic clove peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked pepper


  • Rinse and dry the lambs quarters. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until the green leaves have been thoroughly macerated and the pesto is well blended.


Use within 3 days or freeze.