Better than Basil Rainbow Chard Pesto

I love pesto. It’s delicious, healthy and relatively easy to make. I’ve made a Spinach Pesto and a Vegan Kale Pesto on top of the “usual” basil pesto. I, by far, like the greens pestos more than basil pesto. So, when I got a bunch of rainbow chard in my CSA box recently, I knew I could make a better than basil pesto. Plus, it’ll be pretty because of those lovely magenta stalks.

I’d also just received my beautiful KitchenAid Hand Blender in the mail, so that made it an easy choice. (Don’t forget to enter to win your own!)


Better than Basil Rainbow Chard Pesto


2 cloves garlic
1/2 onion
8 ounces rainbow chard
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups walnuts
1 1/2 cups Parmesan


Place all ingredients in a blender or blender with a stick blender. Heat and serve.


The Results

This might just be my favorite pesto so far. It’s definitely better than basil. I love pestos made with greens and it was so stupid simple to make it in the KitchenAid hand blender. I love that thing. It’s definitely worth the $130 to buy it since it’s like a portable food processor. Perfect for small kitchens, too.

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