Cilantro Lime Pesto~a flavorful way to jazz up your black bean burritos or any Mexican dish!
Have you ever gotten a dish in your head, and couldn’t get it out of your mind until you made it? Well a few weeks ago I stumbled upon a recipe at Gluesticks for Cilantro Lime Pesto, and I knew I had to try it. The combination of ingredients sounded so intriguing to me. Lime and cilantro=yum!
Honestly, my whole life, I have hated cilantro, HATED IT! I don’t know if with my dad’s Mexican cuisine, I was cilantroed out. Anyway, earlier this year my friend Teresa gave me a recipe for taquitos, and it was so good, even though it used cilantro. I adjusted the recipe a bit here. After experiencing that goodness, I was ready to try some more cilantro-infused recipes. As a bonus, my friend Keri says parsley is good for cleansing blood and cilantro is good for getting heavy metals and toxins out of the body. Bonus! Food is medicine, we are learning.
I think, actually I know, I annoyed my husband with how many times I said, “I love this dish” the first night we had it. The flavors are so fresh. We have also used this as a pizza sauce with chicken with great results, as a dip for quesadillas, and as a salad dressing, diluting it with more olive oil. Just don’t over blend, unless you want it really creamy!
**Pictures updated 10/14. I have made the cilantro lime pesto several times in the last few years. It not only a great way to use up big quantities of cilantro, but it also adds so much flavor and zip to recipes. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Have you tried spinach pesto, yet?