Cilantro Pesto
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Cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and garlic are transformed into a pesto that is foolproof and flexible for so many foods and cuisines
Recipe type: Condiment
Serves: 6 ounces
  • One bunch of cilantro including stems, washed and dried
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • ½ cup almonds, slivered, sliced or whole
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ jalapeno pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  1. If using whole almonds, pulse in food processor until coarsely ground. Otherwise, skip this step.
  2. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until combined. Avoid mixing too long so you don't end up with a puree, since you want a little bit of grainy texture from the nuts. Add more oil to thin it out if necessary.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. To store extra cilantro pesto for later use, fill small jars almost to top and then pour a few teaspoons of olive oil on top, close jar tightly and place in freezer.
Recipe by GINGER WROOT at