Wasabi recipes


Wasabi Leaf Pesto

How to make a great Wasabi Leaf Pesto:


150g greens of choice + their stalks

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds

1-2 garlic cloves, to taste

1 teaspoon sea salt or more to taste

1 teaspoon white miso*

1 teaspoon vinegar (any)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, or more to taste

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

*I add white #miso to this pesto for a 'cheesy' touch but you can use any miso, nutritional yeast, or leave it out 


Process all ingredients. You can add a little water to loosen it if the leaves are a drier type, like the wasabi leaves. 

Taste and balance the flavours by adding more salt/miso/vinegar. Traditional pesto has parmesan which adds a salty, #umami, acidic flavour to the pesto, that’s what I’m trying to match with the salt/miso/vinegar combo.

Keeps for quite a few days in the fridge.

Recipe and image by:


Shiso Delicious website