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Sunday, December 6, 2009

cilantro-mint peanut yuzu pesto

Yet another nice way to use Yuzu, one of the great citrus fruits. Yuzu is now being grown by more farmers in California so the price is coming down. Used to be upwards of $12/pound it is now being found locally in the bay area for $4/pound.  This Japanese lime has one of the most delightful flavors and aromas imaginable.

Like all pestos, this is insanely easy to make. throw things in the food processor and hit the button and voila, gourmet tastes!

1 cup peanuts, toasted
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 tbsp saikyo miso
2 yuzu. Use the juice as well as zest
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
4 cloves garlic

place all in a food processor and grind down. Add a small bit of water to help it turn into a paste.


  1. This looks amazing. I'm excited to try a new kind of pesto! :)

  2. thank you for this pesto recipe. tastes fabulous, and soooo easy to make. wonderful and practical...