Here is one of my favorite recipes: Cilantro Pesto. It works well in rice, in wraps, with red chili tofu, and is a great condiment for dipping vegetables. Combined with pepitas (pumpkin seeds) this pesto packs a great punch for both your immune system and your tongue! One of our favorite uses for this pesto is as the base sauce for pizza. It is a flavorful alternative to red or white sauce and a great conversation starter for guests who are used to more traditional pizzas. Once it’s made, you can eep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
Here’s another tasty Cilantro recipe, Lime Cilantro Dressing. Use it on salads, and in rice.
- 2 bunches cilantro
- ½ cup pepitas, toasted (pumpkin seeds)
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 1/8 cup lime juice
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Water for blending
- 1 tsp salt
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Pulse until the ingredients come together but are still a little rough. This is a pesto, not a sauce. Taste, and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve with Chili Powdered Croutons, Red Chili Tofu, or just use your imagination.