Ralston Farm's Ramp Pesto

Ralston Farm's Ramp Pesto
Staff Writer
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Of all the spring ingredient has to offer, ramps are highly favored processed with nutty pecorino cheese, walnuts, and olive oil. 

10
Servings
586
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound ramps, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Cups pecorino cheese
  • 2 Cups walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pepper

Directions

In a food processor, pulse the ramps and 1 cup of the olive oil until the ramps are finely chopped. Add the walnuts walnuts, 1½ cups of the cheese, salt, and pepper and pulse until desired consistency. Add the remaining cheese and olive oil to taste. More cheese will help mellow the ramp flavor and more oil will make the pesto more spreadable.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
56%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
29g
100%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
42g
32%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
34µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
220mg
22%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
100µg
25%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
343mg
49%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
29µg
53%
Sodium, Na
1103mg
74%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
54g
2%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Ramp Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Ramp Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.