Improv Pesto {Baby Greens, Almonds, Sun-dried Tomatoes}

I have never made “real” pesto before, it’s one of those foods of which there are pretty good options of at the store, so I had saved my energy for other things.  Until I realized how handy it is for using up your raw leafy greens before they go bad.  This was my improvised pesto and I am happy to report it was a huge success 🙂

Gather it:

  • About 2 handful bunches of baby pea greens {or similar leafy green}
  • Jarred sun-dried tomatoes {I used about 1/2 jar}
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

 Prep it:

Mix all ingredients in food processor and pulse, pulse, pulse…


Made some Soba noodles and mixed them together…


By the way, in case you have not heard about Soba noodles and why they are better, read about the Health Benefits of Soba here. 

Serve it:

With some grated parmesan cheese…




4 responses to “Improv Pesto {Baby Greens, Almonds, Sun-dried Tomatoes}

  1. I love homemade pesto and it’s pretty simple. For a while I had my own basil plant and was making it quite often, then I forgot to water it for a while, so it didn’t make it =( (I’m really bad with any sort of plant.) I’m going to have to try out the soba noodels though – looks delicious!

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