After sampling this pasta at the Macy’s Culinary Council Event I knew I needed to make it very, very soon. I’ve clearly been loving the Asian flavors this summer so why not keep the trend going?

This pesto,  much like the classic basil pesto is not just limited to pasta. Try this topping on salmon, tossed with shrimp or tofu or even thinned out as a dressing for salads. Whatever you put it on, the fresh flavors will have you coming back for more.

Edamame Pesto - makes about 2 cups worth

  • 1 cup cooked edamame, shelled
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 4 small cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

Process all ingredients until desired consistency. Add a little water if mixture is too thick.

*I also drizzled a bit of sesame oil over the pasta before serving

15 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mellissa
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    It looks just as good as when we tasted it at Macy’s!


  2. Mo@MommyRD
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    Now that sounds like my kind of pesto! Looks delicious, even at 6:50 am! Such a cute photo of you on the front page!


  3. Holly
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    this is so up my alley it’s not even funny! i love the combination of fresh flavors in here – especially the additions of edamame, cilantro and sesame oil. yummmm!

    p.s. i am also loving that new pic of you!


  4. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    I wish I could take photos like these. You have amazing cooking skills as well as photography. Love it! Yum, yum.


  5. erica
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    Wow! This looks great!


  6. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

    I love how versatile pesto is. I never thought to make an edamame version!


  7. mary beth hughes
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    what a good idea!


  8. sophia
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    I think this will be lovely as a spread for black bean burgers! :D


  9. Katie@Cozydelicious
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 6:41 am

    I love the idea of an edemame pesto! How yummy! And the combo of cilantro and basil sounds fantastic!


  10. Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    This looks amazing, and that last picture is stunning! I’ll definitely be adding this recipe to the “meals I need to create with my new food processor” list.


  11. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    i love this – what a great way for a vegetarian to get some protein…


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