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How to make pesto with radish microgreens

Updated: Mar 13, 2020

microgreens pesto

Are you bored of the same pesto recipe? Here's a healthy and nutritious way to spice up your piece of toasted bread or your fresh pasta that you've just made for dinner. We're happy to share a recipe that we're obsessing about! The team has been experimenting with radish microgreens at home and we were rewarded. We decided to try out a delicious pesto recipe and we're actually kind of surprised at how delicious it turned out. It was exceptionally mouthwatering, we will most likely be eating this for a couple of weeks.

Radish Microgreens


  • Prep Time: 30 min

  • Total Time: 30 mins

  • Yields: 1-2 cups


  • 4 cups radish microgreens or radish tops, washed and dried

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1/2 lemon of juice

  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds, coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or pistachios

  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil plus more as needed

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Add additional olive oil achieve a thick sauce consistency. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Recipe Notes

If planning to freeze leave out the cheese and garlic and add when ready to serve.

microgreens system

How to grow radish microgreens at home

1. Grab a 10X20 tray with drainage holes and place a microgreens pad (make sure you soak pad for a hour).

2. Weigh 19 grams of radish microgreens seeds into seed shaker, then broadcast evenly across the 10X20 tray.

3. Apply an even mist of water to the tray, then cover it with a humidity dome and place it in a dark space.

4. Germinate for two or three days in a dark location with at least 75 - 80% humidity. Water as described in step three at least once a day.

5. Remove humidity dome from tray on day two/three. Then begin feeding plants your favorite fertilizer using a low flood/continuous flow method of irrigation.

6. Radish microgreens will be ready for harvest around 10-14 days, They will need about 10 to 16 hours of light with a typical fluorescent grow light about 12"-15" from the base of the plant.

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