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‘Save the world’ green radish leaves pesto

Let’s say that you bought heaps of radish at your farmer’s market and after using the root, you are left with a whole bunch of green leaves. What would you usually do? Throw them in the bin? Yes, I used to do this as well. Let’s try something else: a radish leaves and roasted sunflower seeds pesto. It’s super tasty with pasta or as a bread spread. It will also make you feel good about yourself as if you did something to save the world from waste. One deed at a time! Enjoy.

Serves 4

‘Save the world’ green radish leaves pesto

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • A bunch of leftover radish leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp grated parmigiano or nutritional yeasts
  • 4 tbsp sunflower seeds, dry-roasted


  1. Place everything in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Transfer into a jar, top with some additional olive oil to better preserve the pesto, and store in a fridge for up to one week.
  3. Serve with pasta, bread or anything your heart desires.



113 cal


11 g


3 g


3 g
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