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Microgreen Pesto Dip

Experience the vibrant flavors of microgreens in this fresh and flavorful pesto dip. Bursting with the essence of various microgreens, this dip offers a unique twist on the classic pesto, making it a delightful addition to any appetizer spread or snack table. Serve it with crackers, breadsticks, or fresh vegetable crudites for a burst of green goodness in every bite.


  • 2 cups mixed microgreens (such as basil, arugula, kale, or spinach)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare Microgreens: Rinse the microgreens thoroughly under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. Toast Nuts: In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the pine nuts or walnuts until lightly golden and fragrant, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Remove from heat and let them cool.
  3. Blend Ingredients: In a food processor, combine the microgreens, toasted nuts, garlic cloves, and grated Parmesan cheese. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped and well combined.
  4. Add Olive Oil: With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil until the mixture reaches a smooth and creamy consistency. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
  5. Season: Taste the pesto dip and season with salt and pepper according to your preference. Adjust the consistency by adding more olive oil if desired.
  6. Serve: Transfer the microgreen pesto dip to a serving bowl. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. Serve with your favourite dippers such as crackers, breadsticks, or vegetable crudites.


  • Experiment with different combinations of microgreens to create your desired flavor profile. Try adding peppery arugula, earthy kale, or mellow spinach for variety.
  • For a nut-free version, you can omit the pine nuts or walnuts and increase the amount of Parmesan cheese for added richness.
  • Store any leftover pesto dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Drizzle a thin layer of olive oil on top to help preserve its vibrant green colour.
  • This microgreen pesto dip also makes a delicious spread for sandwiches, wraps, or as a topping for grilled meats or roasted vegetables.

Enjoy the fresh and vibrant flavors of microgreens in this versatile pesto dip, perfect for adding a burst of green goodness to your favourite snacks and appetizers.