Ramp Pesto

What you'll need:

    • 1 bunch of ramps
    • 1/2C pinenuts (toasted)
    • 1/3-1/2C olive oil (depending on desired texture)
    • 1/2C grated parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
    • sea salt
    • pepper

    How you'll do it

    1. Toast pine nuts: Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the nuts. Swirl the pan periodically until the pine nuts are golden and fragrant, approximately 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    2. Wash and cut off the leaves of the ramps.
    3. Saute ramp parts over medium heat in 1tsp of oil until the start to soften (3-5 min)
    4. Once cool, place ramps & pine nuts in your food processor.
    5. Add cheese and pouring the olive oil in slowly, process contents until they combine and look smooth and creamy.
    6. Blend in salt & pepper to taste