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Shiso Pistou Recipe

Shiso Pistou with Pasta

I used a mixture of shiso (green perilla) and basil leaves to make this light and fresh Japanese-inspired shiso pistou. You can stir it through the pasta, spread it over the warm baguette, or add it to vegetable soup.

Shiso Pistou with Pasta

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Shiso Pistou


  • 1 clove garlic
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 2 cup shiso leaves, torn into pieces
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp tamari or soy sauce
  • a splash of lemon juice or yuzu


  1. Place garlic, salt, shiso, and basil leaves in a food processor. Pulse a few times until leaves begin to break down.
  2. Gradually add olive oil, blend continuously until pistou smooth and fully incorporated.
  3. Add tamari and a splash of lemon juice, mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add more salt or lemon juice if you like.
  4. You can serve pistou immediately or put it in a food container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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