Tofu Pesto

Tofu Pesto

Serves 6

This tofu-based, miso- and basil-flavored pesto is perfect to toss with hot pasta or whole grains. Or spread it on slices of whole wheat bread or crackers and serve alongside a tossed salad, too.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound tofu
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds or pine nuts
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons mellow barley miso
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Method: 

Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan. Add tofu and simmer 20 minutes. Roast seeds or 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.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1/4 cup, 190 calories (140 from fat), 16g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 10g protein
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