Recipe: Miso Pesto

Add this quick and delicious miso pesto recipe from Lisa Suriano at Veggiecation® to your favorite dish tonight to try something new with your family!

May 22, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

Miso is made from fermented soybeans, and it’s an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals like magnesium, B12, fiber, and iron. It can also help boost your immune system, as it’s a natural probiotic (a substance that stimulates good bacteria).

Check out this quick and healthy miso pesto recipe to use as a dip, add to a vegetable dish, or even to top off a sandwich. You can also mix it with some spinach linguini or whole wheat linguini for a nutritious dinner the whole family will love.


Recipe: Miso Pesto

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups firmly packed , fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small cloves of garlic , chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

Serve with your favorite dish and enjoy!

Lisa Suriano
About Lisa Suriano
Lisa Suriano is a certified nutritionist who holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science and specializes in school food service as the Director of Operations for J.C. Food, a premier school food service consulting company for independent schools. Lisa founded the evidence-based, culinary-nutrition education program Veggiecation®, which introduces thousands of children and families to the delicious world of vegetables. She is thrilled to partner with Healthfirst to help introduce practical and palate-pleasing ideas for incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into the lives of the community!

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