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Cilantro Pesto

April 30, 2018  |  recipes

A twist on pesto, this version incorporates sour cream at the end to become a delcious sauce for fish tacos or marinated grilled steak. Try it as a dip for shrimp cocktail, too. For a classic pesto, eliminate the sour cream. Some people find cilantro over-powering: remove all of the stems to curb the "soapy" taste that some people sense.

  • 3 bunches cilantro, fresh
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • salt to taste

Put cilantro, garlic and lime juice in food processor with metal blade. Process until finely minced. With motor running, drizzle in olive oil in until well incorporated. Scrape pesto into bowl and stir in sour cream. Add salt to taste. Yield 2 cups.