Friday, July 31, 2020

Fennel Frond Pesto

The fennel bulbs I get from a local farm usually have a massive amount of fronds on them.  I usually will use the few on the trimmed store-bought ones for garnish but there was so much on these that I knew there must be something I could do with them.  A quick online search led me to fennel frond pesto.  I had all of the ingredients - the fronds, pumpkin seeds, lemon, garlic, salt and pepper and olive oil - so I whipped up a batch.

The result is grassy and fragrant and you can taste the green with just a hint of that lovely licorice flavor.  It goes well with pasta, vegetables, meat and fish, and pretty much anything else you can think of using.
Home Cookin v9.81 Chapter: Appetizers Spreads Dips Sauces
4 packed cups chopped fennel fronds (from two bulbs)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, or more as needed
salt and pepper to taste
juice of 1 lemon

Place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor. Process everything together into a rough paste, then with the blade running drizzle in the olive oil until you it has reached the desired consistency.

Adjust the seasoning as desired.

Adapted from recipe found at

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