Swiss Chard and Basil Pesto
Total time: 25 min Active time: 25 min Yield: about
¼ cup olive oil, divided
5-6 leaves Swiss chard, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup basil leaves, packed
½ cup pecans
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the chard and garlic in the hot oil until chard leaves have wilted, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Process the basil, pecans, salt, Parmesan cheese, and remaining olive oil in a food processor until all ingredients are mixed well. Add the chard mixture and the lemon juice to the food processor; continue chopping until the mixture is pureed. Season with salt and pepper.