sunflower shoot pesto recipe from homegrown health farms

Sunflower Shoot Pesto Recipe

Sunflower Shoot Pesto


  • 2 cups sunflower shoots*
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or nut of your choice (walnuts, almonds)
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice from 1 lemon (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

This recipes is so easy and a great alternative to the typical basil pesto. It is protein-packed and includes 8 essential amino acids along with high quanities of vitamins and minerals.


Blend ingredients together in a blender or food processor. If needed, add more olive oil until the pesto is smooth.


*You can use a combination of sunflower shoots, pea shoots, and/or micro basil for this recipe!

Tip: freeze pesto in since trays. Once frozen, put pesto cubes into a freezer bag. These will last for several months in the freezer for you.

About Sunflower Shoots

Sunflower shoots are one of the most popular microgreens. Their fresh, crisp crunchiness, and protein-packed nutrients add a boost to any meal! Our favorite way to enjoy them is in a fresh green smoothie.

Tasting Notes: crunchy, nutty, and fresh 

Nutritional Value: packed with protein including 8 essential amino acids, high in vitamins A, complex B, D, and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorous