February 28, 2008 5:56 PM Subscribe
Made some pesto with chili pepper leaves by mistake. Now what?
posted by jujube to health & fitness (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I picked some chili pepper leaves by mistake, thinking it was a variety of basil. Made pesto with the leaves, along with some real basil leaves. Ate some. Stomach feeling a little upset, but am otherwise fine. Plus, the upset part just might be psychological. I know the leaves of nightshade family are supposed to be poisonous, but this
, and this
say that leaves are eatable, especially those from a young plant. Should I throw the rest of the pesto out? Should I save it?