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Walnut Pesto

Walnut Pesto

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.


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