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This recipe is for the frugal at heart, myself included! I was tickled to find this as there are so few recipes for the radish tops. Having recently discovered Braised Radishes (delicious!) I had 3 bunches of leaves to use up, from which I collected 5 cups. So I made a double batch, using walnuts in place of pine nuts. This doesn't taste like basil pesto but it's actually quite good in its own right. You are right, the little bit of sugar really helps to remove the bitterness from it. Also adding extra Parmesan cheese helps with that too. I stirred mine into noodles but also plan to use it on pizza. It would be great as a 2nd sauce. Thank you, Tlharin!

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averybird January 23, 2012

Fun recipe! It's a different flavor than I'm used to for pesto, but I liked it a lot and I am also a big fan of using healthy greens instead of wasting them. I used 6 cups chopped radish leaves, 6 garlic cloves and doubled the rest of the recipe. I forgot to throw the nuts in, but it was still good. Enjoyed this as a dip with some pita chips. Thanks! I'll use this recipe again the next time I have a bunch of radish leaves.

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Enjolinfam May 29, 2012
Radish Leaf / Radish Top Pesto