fenugreek (methi) pesto

Spring’s promises, autumn keeps.
Winter’s secrets, summer reveals.

fenugreek (methi) pesto | conifères & feuillusSeasons, each flowing seamlessly into the next, never too late, never too soon, each intrinsically reliant on the others. It’s quite remarkable, don’t you think?

While I can’t say I have a favourite season, I do love the warmer months. For one thing, my garden comes alive during this time. I always have a pot or two dedicated to growing fenugreek. Fenugreek (or methi as it is called in Hindi) is not all that popular in North America but is one of the key ingredients in Indian cuisine, plus it’s super healthy and easy to grow (I dedicated a post to it here).

A few weeks ago, I had some fresh leaves left over and instead of making methi roti as I usually do, I took a shortcut and made a pesto. It turned out to be a huge hit here.

I’ve kept it vegan by omitting the cheese but you can most certainly add it if you wish and I opted for using almonds instead of pine nuts as they are less expensive and always readily available in my pantry.

PS. It’s summer vacation time here and I’ll be taking a break from posting recipes until August.
fenugreek (methi) pesto | conifères & feuillus
fenugreek (methi) pesto | conifères & feuillus
fenugreek (methi) pesto | conifères & feuillus

Fenugreek (Methi) Pesto

  • 75 g fenugreek leaves
  • 15 g mint leaves
  • 75 g almonds
  • 110 g(about 1/2 cup) good quality extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling over the top
  • 5 g garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Place fenugreek and mint leaves, almonds, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a food processor and process until smooth and well combined to the desired consistency.
  2. Store pesto in a jar for up to 1 week in the fridge. Be sure to always keep the top surface covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Enjoy as you would the classic basil pesto.

30 thoughts on “fenugreek (methi) pesto

  1. Methi pesto! I have to try this out, Annika. I have not thought of the possibility. Perfect Sunday discovery through you 🙂 Thank you! And yes, the wonder of it, the seasons merging so fluidly. Loved the way you put it. xx

    1. Fresh leaves is my favourite form… you can even sprout the seeds. Both are great for adding to a salad. This little super food is quite super! I hope you get a chance to try the pesto.

  2. A beautiful post, Annika. What an great colour! I, too, am not all that familiar with fenugreek but it’s certainly an interesting twist on pesto. I’m quite keen to try this and will have to see where I could source some fresh leaves from.

    1. Thank you lovely. Warning: it has a bitter taste and does take some getting use to… but well worth adding to your diet as it is super healthy for you.

    1. Thank you Myra. Fenugreek has a bitter taste, I’ve offset it a bit by using mint here. Personally, I think that it takes some getting use to but I’ve been eating it since I was a child and love it. Do give it a try!

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