Radish Green and Asparagus Pesto

Yield: 8-10 Servings

8 Stalks Fresh Asparagus Spears

8 Cups Roughly Chopped Radish Green Leaves

1/2 Cup Roasted Pepitas

3 Cloves Fresh Garlic 

2 Teaspoons Lemon Grove Seasoning

1 Cup Finely Grated Manchego

1 - 1 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Green Peppercorns

3/4 Teaspoon French Grey Salt

Blanche asparagus for 3 minutes in pot of simmering water. Quickly immerse in ice bath to stop cooking. Once chilled, remove from ice bath, drain, and pat dry. Chop roughly and set aside.


Gently wash radish greens and pat dry.


Place asparagus, greens, pepitas, and garlic in bowl of food processor. Pulse until lightly ground. Add Lemon Grove Seasoning and cheese. Pulse to combine. With processor running, slowly add oil to processor and continue to process until desired consistency has been achieved.


Remove mixture from processor and place in bowl. Add salt and pepper, and mix to combine well. Taste for seasonings and adjust as necessary. Cover bowl tightly and refrigerate pesto until ready to serve.


Note: Like all pestos, this one freezes well. Simply divide into desired portions, pour a layer of olive oil over the top to completely cover the mixture. Seal tightly and freeze.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
Click on images below to learn more about seasonings in this recipe
Lemon Grove

Zesty and aromatic, this

blend is one of our

favorites! It's great with

chicken, seafood, fresh green vegetables, sauces, marinades, and remoulades. We're sure that once you've tried it, you'll make it one of your "go-to" ingredients. 

Lemon Grove Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
Green Peppercorns
Green peppercorns are
harvested from the pepper
vine before the
berries have reached their full maturity, resulting in a zestier flavor than that of black or white peppercorns. Chefs use them when they are seeking a lighter, cleaner, and fresher taste from their pepper.
Green Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitch
At MorningStar Kitchen we're big on PESTO! We make lots of it. Lots of different versions. 
If you like the sound of this pesto, why not check out our Roasted Tomato
Pesto Recipe?
French Grey
Sea Salt
With its artisanal, Old
World appeal, French
Grey sea salt is a favorite of professional chefs. Hand harvested from mineral-rich salt beds, we believe this one is the perfect salt for accomplished Home Chefs as well.
French Grey Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Roasted Tomato Pesto Recipe by MorningStar Kitchen