Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto
Photo by Jim Franco

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro, lightly packed
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Place the garlic and cilantro in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. With the processor running, slowly add the oils, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth. Place the pesto in an airtight container and freeze for up to 4 months. To thaw, microwave on low for...

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