Today’s recipe is super simple but very tasty. Parsley & Cilantro Pesto.
I make this pesto more often than traditional pesto, because it’s less expensive, and fresh parsley and cilantro are usually available at the grocery store. A traditional pesto uses a combination of fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts and cheese. Basil and pine-nuts can both be expensive ingredients, so with this in mind, I created what I affectionately call, cheap pesto. But trust me, this doesn’t taste cheap. It’s FULL of flavor. The combination of lemon, garlic and fresh herbs are divine. I hope you enjoy!
- Combine parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, garlic and red pepper flakes in a food processor, and pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped.
- With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream, until it become a smooth paste.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. note: if the mixture seems too thick, continue to add olive oil, until it gets to your desired consistency