There is always room in my life for more sauces, dips and spreads. Seriously. I just love to have a long list of sauces to refer to. It keeps things fresh and tasty and not boring. Because you know what? I get bored of food. *GASP* It’s true. I get super excited about something and eat it for what feels like forever and then BAM….I’m totally over it. This pesto though…is so delicious and versatile…its kind of like a gift that keeps on giving.
I have made this pesto a few times and here is how I have enjoyed it:
-On a salad (with an extra drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil)
-As a marinade for chicken (BBQ’d is so yummy!! Yes, we still BBQ in the winter!)
-As a dip for roasted veggies
I usually keep a bit of the stem on the cilantro for this recipe. I will warn you though, don’t do too much stem! Otherwise it gets stringy. It is still totally delicious and you can use it, but when it is stringy it doesn’t taste very good on its own. I would keep it to about 2 inches max!
There were a few times I ate a large scoop of this on its own just because it is so delicious! I am just warning you! It won’t last long!
What is your favorite way to enjoy cilantro? I would love to hear about it in the comments!