3 cups spinach leaves, washed and torn
2 cups mizuna leaves, washed and torn
1 cup chicken broth (water or vegetable broth can also be used)
1-2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
juice from one lemon, about 3 Tbsp
1/3 cup whole almonds or walnuts (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste.
As a pasta sauce, the above recipe serves 3-4
Pesto is such a versatile sauce, feel free to play with the ingredients and come up with new variations! Mizuna leaves give this pesto a tangy flavor, but any leafy green can be added to change the flavor. Basil and olive oil are also good additions. This sauce pairs especially well with aged cheeses such as Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago.