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vibrant cilantro cashew pesto


Our Saturday morning routine includes a visit to our favorite Market on Sutter Street in historic Folsom.  In addition to the beautiful organic vegetables and fruits we bring home, we include a few bunches of fresh herbs-basil, cilantro & tarragon.  We turn these beautiful herbs into fresh pesto, tapenades and relishes. During the week we eat clean and light. These condiments are an easy and healthy way to liven up fresh seafood, chicken, pastas and grilled or roasted vegetable dishes.

With a little chopping have delicious fresh pesto’s The cilantro pesto is an awesome sauce for grilled halibut, oven roasted chicken with artichoke pesto is a simple and savory favorite and pasta with basil pesto can be cooked in minutes and with a little parmesan cheese is always delicious. When we are planning a dinner party we make some of these pestos early in the week and then can use them as a they are or as a base sauce for dips or spreads or to season foods before cooking they really are so versatile and easy to have as a staple in your refrigerator. Today I have prepared a sweet and vibrant cilantro pesto.

1 cup olive oil
2  cloves garlic
1 medium shallot
3 tbs roasted cashews
1 poblano pepper roasted, seeded, chopped
4  tomatillos roasted
1 bunch cilantro
1 lemon juice
2 tbs water
Sea Salt to Taste

Coarsely chop all ingredients then in a food processor process until sauce is well blended then season to taste with sea salt.