Silverbeet Pesto...

Posted October 25th, 2011 by Rob Bob : )»

Taken from
Original version by Elizabeth Thompson&

We have an abundance of Mangel leaves at the moment & have been eyeing this recipie off for a while on the forum so gave it a whirl last night...
It was changed a bit from the original so here is my version...

Silverbeet Pesto

10 large silverbeet stems and leaves chopped then steamed with a little water in bottom of a pan until softened then drain.. ( I only used 3 with about 15 Mangelwurzel leaves as they are smaller& )

10 small cloves of garlic
1/8 cup Rice bran oil or whatever oil you prefer
1/8 cup Balsamic vinegar
cup Black Spanish Olives
cup Basil, I used Purple Opal Basil
cup of Romano or Parmesan Cheese

Add all the above ingredients except for the cheese into a food processor & blend until smooth while the Silverbeet is still Hot..
Leave to cool then blend the cheese through well&
We had it on Rib Eye steak topped with Pan fried mushrooms.. The sides were a Home grown Kohlrabi Coleslaw with a Bean & Corn salad& Was going to be potato salad but I changed my mind&

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