Orach & Lemon Balm Pesto

Level: Easy
Yield: 1 Cup
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes

Traditionally Pesto is built with Basil leaves however a sauce like Pesto can easily transform by swapping Orach in place of Basil. I add Lemon Balm because I find it adds a delicate and interesting aroma and flavor.


1 cup packed Orach leaves
¼ cup Lemon Balm leaves
2 cloves Garlic
3/4 cup Montana Mex, extra virgin Avocado Oil
3 Tablespoons Water
to taste Salt & Black pepper
Royal Oak Hardwood Lump Charcoal
Royal Oak All Natural Tumbleweeds


1. Place all ingredients into a small food processor or blender, blend on high speed for a minute until smooth and desired consistency is reached.
2. Check the taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

Remember you can always add salt but you can’t take it out!

From my table to yours, Bien Provecho!

Courtesy of: Chef Eduardo Garcia

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