Chickweed Pesto – January 2021, Plant of the month recipe

  1. Chickweed contributed by Maggie O’Halloran, Florida School of Holistic Living teacher and Education Director

Do you love the flavor of traditional pesto? You can take a traditional pesto recipe and just replace some or all of the culinary basil with chickweed, and voila you have a yummy pesto with the medicinal benefits of chickweed. Here’s a guide for a traditional pesto recipe with chickweed:

Chickweed Pesto – January 2021, Plant of the month recipe

Want to try a fresh take on pesto? Maggie’s herbal pesto is packed with even more nutritional and medicinal goodness. It’s also a version that is vegan-friendly and mindfully replaces ingredients like cheese and pine nuts with really beneficial and yummy ingredients. Click on the YouTube video below to see just how Maggie prepares her chickweed pesto! (This herbal pesto preparation can be made with other delicious herbs or combination of herbs. We encourage you to roll up your sleeves and test it out yourselves.)

Maggie’s Delicious, Nutritious Herbal Pesto (It’s vegan)
• It’s a total of two cups of fresh herbs or rehydrated herbs.
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
• 3 Tbsp each hemp hearts and pumpkin seeds
• 1-2 Tbsp minced garlic
• Salt & Pepper to taste



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