Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tofu Pesto

I love pesto, and this is an easy recipe to make. I steamed the tofu, and added a few ingredients to the orginal recipe from Wholefoods.
1 lb tofu
3 TB pine seeds
1 c fresh basil
1 c fresh spinach
1/2 c fresh cilantro
4 TB organic extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 tsp mellow barley miso
freshly ground pepper
1 tsp chilli paste (optional)

Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan. Add tofu and simmer 20 minutes. Roast nuts in a pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes until they just begin to brown. Chop basil and combine with oil, garlic and miso in a food processor until a paste is formed. Add tofu and seeds. Chill at least 30 minutes. Serve with pasta, whole grains, bread, or baquettes.

Recipe adapted from Wholefoods Market


Little Corner of Mine said...

This pesto is sure healthy! We love pesto too! :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

The miso and tofu gives it an asian touch! :)