zesty pesto for the warm monday..

Wow, weather has been pretty dandy in the past few days.  I am not going to complain about the temperature after what I had been through in New York this past winter. ;)  I was at the market the other day and got some fresh edamame and radishes.  As I mentioned before, I love the zesty taste of lemons and limes especially in the summer.  So I use a lot of them in my food.  This pesto recipe is no exception.  I love pesto because there are so many ways to enjoy it.  You can use it as spread on breads, dip for snacks, and sauce for pasta/noodles.  I usually make a big bowl and leave it in the fridge for the multiple usage during the week.  Give it a try sometime.  :)

I paired the egg and pesto sandwich with lime fries and recipe is here.

this pesto might look green and mean but its taste is actually very light and clean.  

Servings: 1 bowl of pesto

Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes


300-350g edamame, cooked 

1-2 garlic cloves

50g coriander

1 handful roasted pine nuts

1-2 lime juice and zest

extra-virgin olive oil


1) Add the cooked and shelled edamame, coriander, pine nuts, and garlic to the blender.  Blend.  

2) Add 1/2 cup of olive oil* and lemon zest and juice to blend more until smooth.  Season.  

* Feel free to add more oil and adjust the seasoning to suit your taste.  I like to add more after blending.   

a simple egg sandwich with edamame pesto..  so refreshing..  

This is my new favorite brunch of the month. :P  

the baked fries recipe is here