Sorrel pesto

Sorrel pesto
Alongside the traditional basil pesto, here's a sorrel version, very fresh, with a delicious herbaceous taste.
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Last modified on: April 7th 2024

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For 505 g, you will need:
  • 1 sorrel 200 g sorrel
  • 2 pine nuts 100 g pine nuts
  • 3 olive oil 80 g olive oil
  • 4 vitamin C 3 g vitamin C (optional)
  • 5 lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano) 100 g Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano)
  • 7 salt salt
  • 8 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 510 grams

Change these quantities to make: 505 g 1 kg 10 g 1 kg 515 g
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Time required for this recipe:
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22 min.7 min.29 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
Sorrel pesto

Stage 2 - 7 min.
Sorrel pesto
Roast 100 g pine nuts in a frying pan over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until golden.

Let cool.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Sorrel pesto
Pour 80 g olive oil into the bowl of a blender, followed by the pine nuts, and blend.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Sorrel pesto
Add sorrel leaves, 3 g vitamin C, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 100 g Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano), salt and pepper.

Blend again...

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Sorrel pesto
...until smooth, adjusting the amount of olive oil if necessary.

Stage 6
Sorrel pesto
Check the seasoning and your sorrel pesto is ready.
Vitamin C isn't essential, but it's very useful if you want to keep a beautiful green color, as sorrel quickly oxidizes and turns brown.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, in a closed container.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,810 Kcal or 7,578 Kj54 gr23 gr167 gr
91 %21 %2 %25 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
355 Kcal or 1,486 Kj11 gr4 gr33 gr
18 %4 %<1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites, Milk
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  • For 505 g : 9.96 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
SorrelSorrel: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sorrel omelette, Creamy rice with green asparagus and sorrel , Sorrel soup, Herb salad, How to prepare sorrel, ... All
Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano)Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Creamy risotto with vegetables , Curried prawn risotto, Spinach and ricotta ravioli, Coriander and cashew nut pesto, Roast cabbage with lemon, ... All
Pine nutsPine nuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chocolate mendiants, Crunchy salad, Spinach and ricotta ravioli, Purple Pesto, Pesto, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Baker's tuna and mushroom tart, Pork escalope with mushrooms and sage cream, Chicken and mushroom brik rolls, Veal Marengo, Sliced veal with leeks and mushrooms, ... All
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