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Quelites Pesto with Sesame Seeds and Edamame Noodles
Use any of the milder flavored greens interchangeably in this recipe. Use any noodle you like or toss over spaghetti squash!
6 cups loose greens
1/4 cup sesame seeds
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
Organic Edamame noodles (available at Costco– gluten free, 100% edamame, nothing else), or soba noodle or spaghetti squash would be good options
Clean the greens. Heat on medium in a skillet and cook until wilted and tender. Toast the sesame seeds in a separate pan until golden. In a food processor, grind the sesame seeds coarsely. Add soy sauce, garlic, ginger, greens, maple syrup and oil. Process until mostly smooth. You can add a bit of water or oil to this to desired consistency. Cook and drain the noodles. Mix with the pesto. Serve with chopped macadamia nuts.
Submitted by Rachel Yaseen, The Organic Kitchen