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.


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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