My favourite recipe ever? Perhaps! Miso, spinach and green olive pesto
I discovered this recipe a while back via justb, an Australian lifestylish website. I had found justb via Meet Me at Mikes, the blog of a former fantastic shop in Melbourne's Fitzroy written by Pip, who now writes for justb. I have been reading MMAM for years and even learnt how to crochet via her video tutorials! I digress. This recipe is amazing! It was originally posted as a pesto for a soba salad - I've never actually made the whole recipe, just the pesto. It tastes great with mushrooms and goats cheese (baked), on pasta, as a dip, on lovely crusty bread as a bruschetta base, a pizza base ... and I'm sure there are many ways I am yet to discover.
It is a really strong, intense flavour from the olive and miso - very umami, which I love. Anyway, I will stop talking about it and post a link as you really, really should make it and see why I love it so much.
Pip’s Miso, Spinach & Green Olive Pesto
makes about 1 cup full : store in the fridge and use often!
In a food processor, blitz…
2 tbsp white miso
1 cup of baby spinach, washed VERY well
1 bunch of coriander, washed VERY well
1/2 cup pitted green olives
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of one lemon
freshly ground black pepper
optional : 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
Visit justb for the original, full recipe with soba salad.