Medicinal Mushroom Pesto
This gorgeous raw mushroom pesto combines the best medicinal mushrooms for the ultimate fungi health boost. It’s gorgeous served up as a dip or like a vegan pate, tossed with rice noodles or stirred through rice for an instant Japanese-style rice pot.
Servings: 4 people
- 100 g shiitake mushrooms
- 50 g maitake mushrooms
- 50 g lions mane, chaga or reishi mushrooms
- 4 tbsp walnuts
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 1-2 tsp miso paste
- 1 bunch of flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked
- Zest of 1 lemon, plus a squeeze or two of juice
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Finely chop the mushrooms, walnuts, garlic, miso and parsley leaves until you have a coarse paste, or pulse everything in a food processor until it comes together.
Season with salt and pepper and the zest of a lemon. Add enough olive oil and a little squeeze of lemon juice to bring everything together.