Wasabi Salsa

Courtesy of Leanne Valenti. Makes about 2 cups.

Super easy

Wasabi Salsa


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 1/2 cup(s) raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 bunch(es) parsley
  • 1/3 cup(s) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup(s) water
  • 1/2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons wasabi oil
  • 1 cup(s) neutral oil (safflower, grapeseed, etc.)

Wasabi Salsa Directions

  1. Put the sunflower seeds in a small pot, cover with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Strain and put the blanched seeds into a blender along with the parsley, lemon juice, water, sugar and salt.
  3. Puree until the mixture is a creamy, smooth consistency.
  4. Continue to run the blender and add the oils, to emulsify.

Recipe notes

Valenti says this wasabi salsa pairs well with super umami foods such as brisket, sautéed shiitakes and toasted nori.

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