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Korean Perilla Pesto

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $0.74

$0.74 per serving

5 people like this recipe

5 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan condiment,dip,sauce,spread Korean,Asian
spoonacular Score:44%

Spoonacular Score: 44%

 

Forget going out to eat or ordering takeout every time you crave Korean food. Try making Korean Perilla Pesto at home. This recipe serves 8. Watching your figure? This gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and whole 30 recipe has 240 calories, 1g of protein, and 26g of fat per serving. For 74 cents per serving, this recipe covers 5% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have pepper, salt, extra virgin olive oil—the best you can afford, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It works best as a condiment, and is done in about roughly 45 minutes. 5 people have tried and liked this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 43%, which is pretty good. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Kkaetnip Jangajji (Korean Pickled Perilla Leaves), Marinated Perilla Leaves, and Crab-and-Perilla Summer Rolls.

Asian works really well with Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling. The best wine for Asian food depends on the cuisine and dish - of course - but these acidic whites pair with a number of traditional meals, spicy or not. You could try De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.2 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 34 dollars per bottle.

De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc

Decadent golden with green hues, this Chardonnay exhibits aromas of toasted brioche with zesty marmalade. A backbone of lime and lemongrass with floral notes of honeysuckle and frangipani emerge on the palate. Warm, rich vanilla and a creamy almond nuance linger on the finish.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  fresh sesame
fresh sesame
0.5 cup
0.5 cup dry pine nuts
dry pine nuts
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps garlic
garlic
0.75 cup
0.75 cup canned extra-virgin olive oil
canned extra-virgin olive oil
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
1  fresh sesame
1
fresh sesame
0.5 cup dry pine nuts
0.5 cup
dry pine nuts
2 Tbsps garlic
2 Tbsps
garlic
0.75 cup canned extra-virgin olive oil
0.75 cup
canned extra-virgin olive oil
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper

Equipment

food processor
food processor
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
food processor
food processor
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend everything until it is a smooth paste. Toss it in a bowl with some freshly cooked pasta of your choice and serve, garnishing with some leftover pine nuts.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.74
Ingredient
1 fresh sesame
½ cups dry pine nuts
2 tablespoons garlic
¾ cups canned extra-virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoons black pepper
Price
$0.04
$3.62
$0.36
$1.93
$0.01
$5.95

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.

Cooking Tips

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
239k Calories
1g Protein
26g Total Fat
1g Carbs
7% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
239k
12%

Fat
26g
40%

  Saturated Fat
3g
20%

Carbohydrates
1g
1%

  Sugar
0.32g
0%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
146mg
6%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
3%

Manganese
0.79mg
39%

Vitamin E
3mg
25%

Vitamin K
16µg
16%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Magnesium
22mg
6%

Phosphorus
52mg
5%

Zinc
0.58mg
4%

Iron
0.64mg
4%

Vitamin B1
0.04mg
2%

Vitamin B3
0.39mg
2%

Potassium
60mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.03mg
2%

Fiber
0.38g
2%

Vitamin B2
0.02mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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