for a tasty, nutrient-dense pesto addition. Mix the leaves, garlic, almonds, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil for a sauce that goes well with pasta, toast, or grilled veggies.
Quiche, frittatas: Try adding Lamb's Quarters to quiches and frittatas for nutrition. Their mild flavor pairs well with eggs and cheese, making it easy to incorporate greens to breakfast or brunch.
Keeping for Later

Freezing: Blanch and freeze Lamb's Quarters leaves for cooking. This approach preserves their nutritional worth and assures year-round availability of this healthful green.
Drying: Lamb's Quarters may be dried and crumbled into soups, stews, and smoothies for a concentrated nutritional boost and extended shelf life.
Start with This Simple, Nutritious Recipe: Lamb Quarters and White Bean Soup


Two tablespoons olive oil
1 chopped onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 diced carrot, 1 diced celery stalk, 1 cup cleaned and chopped Lamb's Quarters, 4 cups vegetable broth
Drain and rinse 1 can (15 oz) white beans
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional Parmesan cheese for serving


Heat olive oil in a big saucepan on medium. Sauté onion, garlic, carrot, and celery for 5 minutes to soften.
Add chopped Lamb's Quarters and sauté until wilted, 2-3 minutes.
Add veggie broth and boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the white beans and simmer for 5 minutes to heat thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot with Parmesan cheese if preferred.
Lamb quarters and white bean soup
Including Lamb's Quarters in your diet offers several nutritional and gastronomic benefits. This ignored “weed” may help balance a healthy diet, illustrating that sometimes the finest nutrients come from unexpected places. Celebrate Lamb's Quarters as a superfood and incorporate its green goodness into our life in wonderful, imaginative ways.