Broccoli Rabe Pesto
“A savory spread and an all-around wonderful condiment, our tannic, slightly bitter pesto is used here at the restaurant as a base for roasted cauliflower, broccoli rabe, pickled mushrooms, and salty, pan-fried pancetta. For the vesper board, we fill a ramekin full and let our guests use it as they see fit (as a dip for veggies, spread onto bread). If you double the recipe, you can keep this deliciousness in the fridge to mix with roasted mushrooms or other veggies, use atop a seasonal pasta with ricotta and peas, or use as a base layer on your favorite sandwich.”
½ bunch broccoli rabe, roughly chopped
juice of 1 lemon
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup olive oil
¾ cup grated Pecorino
1 cup walnuts
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and purée until smooth. The
pesto should be spreadable, not runny.
2. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Originally featured in The Vesper Board Is the New Cheese Plate