Monday, April 23, 2012

Cilantro Pesto


I believe at some point in my life I said the following: "How can anyone eat Cilantro?"

There must have been something dysfunctional with my taste-buds pre-pregnancy...

Now when I see Cilantro on sale, I can't grab it fast enough. I just snagged a bag of Cilantro for .99, and it was the equivalent of 2 bunches!


Just beautiful!


I am in LOVE with Pesto, so I decided to make it - but substitute cilantro for the basil.


After processing it all together, there was something missing. I threw in a couple of green onions and crossed my fingers...

It was heaven on my tastebuds!


What to do with Cilantro Pesto? Well, let me share what we did with it. :)

Bagel Pizzas with Cilantro Pesto, Mozzarella, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Chicken and Salsa. Scrumptious!


Smoked Pork Tacos with Tomatoes, Colby Jack and of course - Cilantro Pesto. These were ridiculously good. :)


And last but not least, Cilantro Pesto and Mozzarella Quesadillas. The perfect little snack!


Recipe for Cilantro Pesto
Enjoy!

7 comments:

Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love cilantro! Definitely gonna try this.

Kiri W. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Haha, I adore cilantro, personally :) But my wife can't stand the smell, so I've seen both sides ;)

Suzi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I used to feel the same way about cilantro but the more you try it the better it tastes. Love that quesadilla!

raquel@eRecipe.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Interesting and delicious pesto. Got curious of what this pesto would taste like and would love to try it. I think Bagel pizza fits my taste =)

Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love making homemade cilantro pesto! One of my faves! This looks great! I like to make a big batch and freeze. Just used some tonight in a salad dressing.

My Cooking Journey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Glad to see few other people other than me liking cilantro. Being an Indian decent, I just love the cilantro flavor. You can also use this pesto as a chutney for sandwiches. great for lunchboxes. If someone like spice, just throw in a seeded jalapeno for extra flavor. Visit my blog 'My Cooking Journey' at http://eastrwestkitchenisthebest.blogspot.com/. Thanks.

Food for Hunters said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That looks amazing! I find it weird how some people can't eat cilantro, but I've read it's due to genetics. Some people taste it differently. We love cilantro! Rick is half Mexican so it's a must-have for him.

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