SPRUCE TIPS PESTO
are not only edible but also quite delicious! These tender tips, found at the end of the Spruce tree branches, can be harvested and used in various recipes including pasta. One way to prepare them is to make
Spruce Tips Pesto
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fresh spruce tips
walnuts or pine nuts
freshly grated nutmeg
crushed red pepper parmesan cheese
Add one cup of washed spruce tips into a food processor.
Add garlic, walnuts (or pinenuts), salt, pepper, nutmeg, and crushed red pepper, if using.
Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
While the machine is running, drizzle in the oil.
Add parmesan cheese and lemon zest. Give it one last whirl.
. Mix in with your favorite pasta dish, or as a substitute for pizza sauce.