Ramp Pesto

Ramp Pesto

It's a magical thing when ramps enter the farmers' market. If you've ever wondered what to do with these garlic-scented leaves and bulbs, look no further than a familiar Italian recipe: pesto.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a food processor , combine the ramp leaves and bulbs, walnuts, pecorino, and lemon juice. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
  3. Step 3

    With the food processor running, slowly pour in 1/4 cup of the olive oil for a thick paste-like pesto. For a thinner sauce-like pesto, slowly pour in the remaining 1/4 cup oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Step 4

    Serve the ramp pesto tossed with hot pasta, stirred into mashed potatoes, mixed into a vinaigrette dressing, or as a cheeseboard accompaniment. Enjoy!