Cilantro Pesto!Posted: October 19, 2011
I am a day late with Farmers Market Tuesday (now Wednesday!). I got home from yoga late last night and all I wanted to do was eat some dinner and go to sleep.
The pickin’s are getting slim at the market and I will miss summer produce, but one surprise I found was a huge bunch of cilantro (root and all)! I really wanted it but one person cannot eat 3 cups of cilantro before it goes bad. I opted for making cilantro pesto!
I wanted it to be semi-thick because I want to use it on bread. I also do not have pine nuts because they are super expensive.
Simple Cilantro Pesto
- 2 cups cilantro
- 1/4 cup pecans
- EVOO to your thickness taste
- juice of 1/2 one lemon
- 1/2 jalapeno
- pinch salt
I cannot believe from 2 cups of cilantro I only got 1/2 cup of pesto! I guess that is why the stuff is kind of expensive.
What would you use cilantro pesto on?
p.s. I am never cooking rice on the stove top again…my new rice maker we got as a wedding gift is amazing!