Mustard-Greens Pesto
December, 2005

Makes 1 cup / According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, greens cleanse and restore liver function; garlic boosts levels of detoxifying enzymes. Swirl a scoop of this tasty pesto into plain broth, spread on crusty whole-grain bread, or mix it with whole-wheat pasta.

6 cloves garlic
1 cup walnuts
2 cups (packed) fresh mustard greens, washed and dried
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1. Place garlic in a food processor and mince. Add walnuts and process until finely ground. Add mustard greens, garlic powder, and salt and process until a thick paste forms. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and process until smooth.

PER SERVING (1/4 cup): 269 cal, 84% fat cal, 27g fat, 3g sat fat, 0mg chol, 5g protein, 7g carb, 3g fiber, 243mg sodium