Nasturtium Pesto

Before the first frost we harvest the nasturtium or kapuzinerkesse as this will die with the cold. One method of preservation for this versatile plant is to make pesto out of it.

1 wicker basket makes around 2 big jars.

  • Olive oil / or other oil that is easily accessible
  • Nasturtium leaves & flowers (washed and chopped)
  • Garlic (chopped)
  • Salt
  • Any other herbs that are available and are to your taste - we tried parsley
  1. Put in Nasturtium leaves and flowers and the herbs you want to use into a mixer and liquidize until you have a fine paste
  2. Add olive oil until you reach the desired texture & taste
  3. Add a little salt if it is to your taste (this is not essential)
  4. Put in jars, label and store in a cool dry place
  5. Boiling the jar for a few minutes after jarring would preserve the pesto longer
  • kuckucksmuehle/documentation/recipes/nasturtium_pesto.txt
  • Last modified: 2017/11/03 15:22
  • by aimeejulia