Greek Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium berlandieri) Pesto

Here’s what my gourmet cook daughter did with the Lamb’s Quarters from our garden… and she includes a great video, if you want to know more about this incredible plant, read on… 🙂

Stir It Up!

So as to not disappoint you, my readers, let me say right up front – this post is not about juicy roasted lamb legs drizzled with earthy pesto sauce, though that sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?

This post is about a weed.

That’s right, a common plant found all over the world, that many people pull out of their gardens and dump in the trash.

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If they only knew what they were missing out on! Lamb’s Quarters (scientifically known as Chenopodium berlandieri and also called goosefoot, fat-hen, bacon weed, pigweed and many other unappetizing names) is from the same genus as quinoa and beats spinach as a source of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin C and vitamin A. It also contains B1, B2 and oxalic acid (Source: Lambsquarters: Prince of Wild Greens)  The leaves are tender, like spinach, and mild, but it doesn’t leave that chalky feeling in your…

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