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Mustard Green Pesto Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30)

This mustard green pesto is garlicky and spicy, simple to make, and is a great no cook pasta sauce for summer nights. A mustard greens recipe that is no cook and so simple!  If you are wondering what to do with mustard greens that you got from a veggie or local CSA box then look no further!

Pesto is a perfect mustard greens recipe to make with  fresh abundant greens.  The raw garlic in the pesto compliments the slightly spicy mustard greens, and combines to make a fantastic, simple, and quick summer sauce.  No cooking required and ready in 5 minutes. Its great over pasta, as a dip, or drizzled over pizza for that extra kick.
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This Mustard Green Pesto Is:

  • Packed with flavor!
  • Bright
  • Bold
  • Slightly spicy
  • Fresh
  • Raw vegan, gluten free, paleo friendly, whole30 approved!
Pesto is one of those staple sauces that we enjoy all year round!  In the summer our garden yields tons of mustard greens to use in pesto, but you can use any green you have on hand.  I like spinach, kale, beet greens, etc.  We love pesto stirred into pasta.  I also love to add a heaping scoop of pesto into my Pesto Risotto or use it as a main ingredient in my Soup Au Pistou!  Of all the fresh greens we’ve made in pesto, I gotta say that mustard greens rank at the top.
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Whats In This Mustard Green Pesto?

Mustard Green Recipes For the WIN!

On a whim, we decided to grow mustard greens in our garden…  and they exploded!  They are a hearty and resilient green which stood up to the cooler May nights, and continued to thrive in the warm and wet June.  A groundhog got into them a little (we have since put fencing up) but we have been harvesting them for weeks now.
Aside from this pesto, another favorite mustard greens recipe we have is chopping the raw greens and adding them to tacos.  A nice and spicy bite!  They go great with fresh chopped red onion, TVP taco meat, and warm corn tortilla shells right out of the oven.

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How Do I Make This Pesto with Mustard Greens?

  1. In a food processor add the mustard greens, basil, garlic, almonds, and salt.
  2. Pulse a few times, then turn the food processor on low and steam in the olive oil.  Stop, and check the consistency, adding more olive oil if needed.
  3. Toss with fresh pasta, use pesto as a sauce on homemade pizza, or enjoy pesto as a dip for vegetables or bread

What Do I Make With Mustard Greens?

While there are tons of ways to cook mustard greens, this mustard pesto has been our favorite method by far!  This mustard greens recipe really compliments the fresh, bold, spicy flavor of the leaves. For a little extra spice, a few shakes of crushed red pepper flakes would be an ideal addition to this sauce.
To make this mustard pesto you can use either the blender or the food processor.  I used the blender, but either appliance will give you an awesome texture and flavor.  Use less olive oil for a chunkier sauce, and more for a thinner sauce.
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Easy Recipes for Garden Mustard Greens

This mustard pesto recipe is the perfect way to use those extra garden greens.  Throughout the spring and fall our garden is overloaded with mustard green plants all ripening at once.  I make this garden fresh pesto recipe with my extra greens and a healthy meal is ready in no time. Enjoy that garden mustard leaf bounty with this bright and fresh pesto recipe all summer long – if not your garden, then get fresh mustard greens at your local farmer’s market stand 🙂

Dietary Modifications

So, this pesto is already vegan, gluten free, whole30, and paleo friendly!  Traditionally pesto recipes use cheese, which I opted to leave out of this for a dairy free version.  But if you aren’t vegan or dairy-free then I would recommended adding a big scoop of freshly grated parmesan in the sauce or to top your pasta before serving.

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OK, so you made the pesto… now what to do with it?

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Mustard Green Pesto (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Kelly Jensen
This mustard green pesto is garlicky and spicy, simple to make, and is a great no cook pasta sauce for summer nights. Great way to use mustard greens from your garden.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Blend Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dinner, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor add the mustard greens, basil, garlic, almonds, and salt.  Pulse a few times, then turn the food processor on low and steam in the olive oil.  Stop, and check the consistency, adding more olive oil if needed.
  • Toss with fresh pasta, use pesto as a sauce on homemade pizza, or enjoy pesto as a dip for vegetables or bread.
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5 Comments

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    • The Herbeevore

      5 stars
      Thank you so much Chasady, I am so happy to hear you loved this one! We are growing a new batch of mustard greens now too, and I cannot wait to make this one again 🙂

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