Lemon Balm Pesto with Boiled New Potatoes

  • 2 cups packed lemon balm leaves
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ TB fresh lemon juice
  • ¼- ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 lbs new potatoes or 1 lb pasta
  • Salt and pepper to taste

This vegan  pesto is delicious spread on baby new potatoes. The slight sweetness of the potatoes goes well with the lemony-saltiness of the pesto.

Combine lemon balm leaves, walnuts and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and process until evenly chopped and fluffy. Add lemon juice, process briefly to combine. Turn mixture into a bowl and stir in olive oil until desired consistency is achieved. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over new potatoes boiled in their jackets with wedges of fresh tomatoes on the side.