|Swiss Chard, Walnut & Miso Pesto|
A Swiss Chard Pesto recipe infused with Asian ingredients.
When it is overcast and grey outside, and large drops of rain have begun to fall from the skies, there is little motivation to tend the vegetable patch, and all I want to do is huddle up indoors with some nourishing, comforting food. It is days like this that I dream of wholesome spaghetti drenched in warm, delicious green nuttiness.
There is Swiss Chard growing in the kitchen garden, so I seize the opportunity to dash to the bottom of the garden, before the rain really starts to pelt down, to grab large handfuls of dark glossy leaves and stems that are in varying rainbow coloured hues.
A jar half full of miso paste sits in the fridge, a remnant from all the other gloomy days like this, where a teaspoon of miso topped with boiling water has allowed for a quick but satisfying fix. But today, this miso is going to be the star ingredient, adding intensity and depth of flavour to a sauce that I am going to make.
It's a kind of Japanese inspired fusion pesto, with lots of green, lots of nuts but minus the dairy component.
|How to make Swiss Chard Pesto|
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Sources of Inspiration:
Lavender and Lovage Swiss Chard & Walnut pesto recipe and
What's Cooking Good Looking - Swiss Chard roast garlic Dumplings