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Monday, May 21, 2012

Cilantro Pesto

There are many different ways of making cilantro pesto. Some call for hot peppers or cheese and some don't. They are all simple to make and tasty.
This pesto is great served over pasta or with chicken or shrimp.

You will need a food processor or blender.

Ingredients:

2 cups tightly packed Cilantro leaves
1 to 2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 heaping cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons lime juice(juice of 1 lime)
1/2 cup olive oil

Combine the cilantro, garlic cloves,Parmesan cheese, and lime juice in the container of food processor or blender.
Put on the cover, but leave the chute open or the middle of lid off.
Turn on the food processor and slowly add the olive oil through the opening.
Run the food processor until everything is well incorporated.

Remove to a bowl and serve. Makes 1 to 2 cups cilantro pesto.

Enjoy!

One bunch will give you about 3/4 cup tightly packed cilantro leaves.

10 comments:

  1. I bet that has a little bit of a "kick!"

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    1. Maybe a little. The Parmesan cheese keeps it from being overwhelming.

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  2. Sounds interesting not something I would have but I do like to read recipes and think would I like that or not............

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    1. It's just fun to look at recipes sometimes.

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  3. just in time for this weekends grilling start-thanks!

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  4. Hi Ruth .. this sounds a good addition to the dip pot, or to the pasta dishes - I guess it would freeze in ice-cube trays ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary, I have never tried freezing it, but I bet it would work great.

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  5. ADDS A NICE FLAVOR TO WHATEVER YOU ARE GRILLING!

    LON

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