Ramp It Up! | Fresh Ramp Pesto | Farm Foodie Fitness

rampsRamp it up this spring with fresh ramps and make your own homemade pesto! Check to see if there are any ramp festivals in your area! Most farmers markets will carry them this time of year but it won’t be for long as the weather starts to warm. Make your own batch and add it to pasta, use it as a dip, or add it as a sauce for burgers, sandwiches, even as a marinade for your grilled chicken. Store in small containers and keep in the freezer. Grab a spoonful add a little extra olive oil and you’re all set!

Ingredients:

1 bunch ramps
1/2 cup walnuts-toasted
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Pecorino cheese
Himalayan sea salt
fresh ground pepper
Directions:

Wash and cut off the leaves of the ramps.
Chop the ramps and nuts slightly and put them in the food processor.
Add most of the cheese, salt, and pepper.
Pouring the olive oil in slowly, process contents until they combine and make a paste.
Taste to add more salt and pepper. Add extra Pecorino if you wish!

Kelly Roberts
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Kelly is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Balanced Living Health and Wellness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ® For the past eight years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. She also offers private one on one sessions, as well as in-home training. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free.