This version of pesto is really yummy and very good for you. High in vitamins K, A and C, Swiss Chard also is full of magnesium, potassium, iron and copper. This pesto is good served as a dip for chips and vegetables, but it's also good in soup, in sandwich bread as a sneaky food, with chicken or fish, on pasta, on pizza, with vegetables, on a wrap, tossed with rice or on top of a baked potato.
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
3 cloves garlic
16 ounces Swiss Chard, washed and dried and stems removed
1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
2 tsp. dried basil
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in dutch oven. Add Swiss Chard and cook over medium-low heat about 5 minutes, or until wilted.
Chop garlic in a food processor. Add the chard, nuts, basil, salt remaining 2 tbsp. olive oil and lemon juice. Process until mixture looks like pesto.