Call me crazy but I decided to create a pesto using cilantro last night. I recently purchased a beautiful, fresh bushel of cilantro at the farmers market and I couldn’t stand to see it wilt away in my tiny fridge. Cilantro is by far my favorite fresh herb (although there is a close tie with basil); the flavor of fresh cilantro can truly add excitement to any meal.
I always try to have fresh herbs in my fridge for a nice dose of antioxidants and pizazz! If you follow my blog, you’re familiar with my posts on herbs and ways to add fresh herb flavor, which I do with every meal!
This pesto is a great way to enhance the flavor of any dish; it can be used as an appetizer dip, a sandwich spread or served atop fish, chicken and tofu. My favorite way to enjoy this cilantro pesto is with my halibut tacos; simply top tacos with a dollop of pesto and fresh salsa for a tasty treat. You can easily prepare my cilantro pesto in a matter of minutes and use it for a flavor boost to any dish!
- 2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pine nuts
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. water
- 1 Tbsp. Vegan Galaxy Parmesan Cheese
- Nu-Salt and pepper, to taste
- Blend together all ingredients in a food processor; slowly add olive oil.
- Serve at room temperature.