When Life Brings You Fennel, Make Fennel Fronds Pesto!

My new favorite “made from scratch” food. ‘Fragrant Fennel Fronds Pesto’.

The garden we planted at an elderly friends is thriving, and so we have both been blessed already with the bounty of herbs and greens! Of course I can’t waste a thing..so I had to put them to use.

It’simg_6814 simple and only takes about 20 minutes. Toast the walnuts over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until they start to turn golden.

Let cool.

img_7097Put everything in a blender except for 1/2 oil and

blend until smooth. Work in the remaining oil and/or a

little more oil or water to get your preferred consistency.

img_6822This can be used as a condiment, spread on bread or toast or as an appetizer, as a topper for your protein such as flank steak or chicken, or a simple pesto pasta dish!


3 cups fennel fronds

1 cup roasted walnuts

1 lemon juiced

1 glove garlic

1/2 cup olive oil

Freezes up well for later use!


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