Collard Green Pistou

recipe
This pesto partners well with ciabatta or sourdough. Turnip, kale, or mustard greens may be substituted for collard greens.

 

Yield:

Makes 1 cup
Total time: 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

2 cups firmly packed chopped fresh collard greens
2 garlic cloves
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

Cook collard greens in boiling salted water to cover 4 to 6 minutes or until tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain well. Process garlic in a food processor until finely ground. Add greens, olive oil, and red pepper; process 2 to 3 seconds or until finely chopped. Stir in remaining ingredients.

November 2011
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