For his North African-inspired herb jam, the chef at Oakland's Camino uses a mixture of sweet greens (spinach or beet tops), stronger greens (carrots tops, fennel tops, wild nettles) and herbs like mint, oregano, cilantro or celery leaves.
Creamy Arugula Pesto - Vegetarian Recipe
Basically it is the same recipe as regular basil pesto except switch out the basil for one cup arugula and one cup parsley then add in a 1/3 cup of ricotta to get the creaminess.
In case you aren’t familiar with chimichurri, it’s an Argentinean condiment based on olive oil, herbs, and garlic. Think “pesto” and you have an idea of what it’s like. And, it's a great way to use those herbs that may be taking over your garden.
Ah, the flavor-packed, tangy, herby deliciousness of chimichurri. It’s enough to make one feel a little tingle at the sight of a huge fresh bunch of cilantro and garlic. I used some of my own spicy pickled vegetables and smoked garlic.