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Turnip Greens Pesto (Vegan, Gluten Free)

The Herbeevore
This turnip green pesto is garlicky and spicy, simple to make, and is a great no cook pasta sauce for summer nights. Great way to use turnip tops from your garden.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Blend Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 351 kcal


  • Blender or Food Processor



  • In a food processor add the turnip 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.


Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gSodium: 304mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3506IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mg
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