Friday, August 15, 2008
I love what cilantro and lime juice do to my taste buds. Here is a pesto that makes my taste buds come alive. Even Anna likes it. She likes this pesto so much, she begs for it and eats it straight from a bowl with a spoon. And a bonus? Cilantro is supposed to be a natural chelator (see here and here). Who knew?
2 cups packed cilantro, large stems removed
1/2 cup walnuts
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 - 1/3 cup olive oil, depending on desired consistency
2 - 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice, depending on taste
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until combined, about 30 seconds. Serve with chicken, fish, shellfish, chips, pasta...or whatever your taste buds desire. It's also good in sandwich bread as a sneaky food!