2 cups washed, loosely packed fresh basil (stems removed)
½ cup walnuts, toasted
1 tablespoon white miso (or ¼ - ½ teaspoon salt)
1 clove garlic
1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1. In a food processor, combine the basil, walnuts, olive oil, miso, garlic, and lemon juice. Process the mixture until it turns into a coarse meal. Slowly add the olive oil in a steady drizzle with the motor running. Add enough oil for it to become a smooth and spreadable paste. Taste and season to taste, adding a pinch of salt or squeeze of lemon juice if desired.