This nutty Italian Soave makes a delicious accompaniment for the soup and nutty pesto.
Clean Romanesco, remove stem and out leaves, and pluck florets. Peel onion and dice. Zest lemon, then halve and juice.
Heat the olive oil in the pot over medium-high heat and sauté the onion for approx. 1 min. Reduce heat, add Romanesco, and fry for approx. 3 min. Add the bay leaf and turmeric, then add coconut milk and water. Add salt to taste and simmer for approx. 15 min.
To make the pesto, pluck the mint leaves from the stems and roughly chop. Mix the mint with walnuts, olive oil, and lemon zest and purée. Add salt, which protects the bright green color of the mint. Season the pesto again with salt, sugar, and lemon juice to taste. Then set the pesto aside.
Remove the soup from the stove and purée with a hand blender until smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice to taste and serve with walnut-mint pesto. Enjoy!