Monday, April 30, 2012

Quick Fix: Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto & Camembert 
Today's Quick Fix is a lovely little app from MiddleBar's favorite guest Chef Rachel. This Cilantro and almond pesto is a nice change from the traditional pine nut and basil variety.  She serves it with a creamy Camembert and sliced baguette. It makes a wonderful accompaniment to a crisp white wine. Choose something like the 2010 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio that has a lemon-lime nose and light peach citrus flavor. Thanks Chef Rachel!

Cilantro Pesto
1 large bunch cilantro, leaves only 9about 2 cups packed
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 tsp chopped and seeded serrano chili
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 lime (juiced)
salt & pepper

Add cilantro leaves, chili, onion, s&p, and almonds in food processor and begin to blend. Slowly add  the olive oil and lime juice until the mixture is a nice creamy consistency. Remove from the food processor and serve.

Enjoy Ya'll!

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