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Friday, 15 August 2014 05:52

Paleo Cilantro Pesto Recipe Featured

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Paleo Cilantro Pesto Paleo Cilantro Pesto John Apostolovic, the Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe
This recipe is consistently one of the most viewed on our recipe blog. And it's easy to see why - with only 4 ingredients and tons of health properties, what's not to love?

  • Ingredients: 4 cloves garlic
    2 bunches cilantro
    1- 2 tsp lemon or lime juice
    1/2 cup light-flavored olive oil
    (optional) salt + pepper to taste
  • Instructions:

    In a clean blender, add the oil, garlic, and lemon juice. Blend to a smooth paste.

    Put blender on “chop” cycle and add the washed cilantro bunches. Use the entire plant, stalk and all.

    Once the paste has reached your preferred consistency, adjust to taste with lemon (or lime). Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

    If you prefer a spicy pesto, add chili or habanero peppers.

    Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

  • Cuisine: -Select (optional)-
  • Cooking method: Not cooked
  • Special ingredients: no dried fruits, no fermented / pickled foods, no seeds, no beans / legumes / pulses, no dried / ground spices, no meat / poultry, no alcohol, no grains
  • Just right for...: Great for kids, Elegant evenings, Crowds/parties, Quick & easy, Light fare, 5 or fewer ingredients, Picnics, Summer favorites
  • Top 8 allergens?: gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, nut-free, peanut-free
  • Active/prep time: 0-15 minutes
  • Total time (inc active/prep): 15 minutes or less
  • Serving suggestions: We like to use this as a dipping sauce for our lamb big bloke sandwiches and for our egg 'n bacon brunch sandwiches. It's also a great alternative to tomato-based pizza sauces (just remember that it does have a strong taste so you don't need to spread as much on the pizza base as you would a 'regular' tomato sauce).
  • Specialty Diets: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
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