Let's Call It Mexican Pesto
I consider myself very fortunate to be married to a man who loves my cooking. I consider him a very lucky man to have a wife that loves to cook. He often calls my food "crack", because apparently my food is addictive. Well, the sauce I made last weekend took home the crack cake. George declared it The Best Thing I've Ever Made. Now I consider that quite the compliment, and just so I don't forget how I made it, I've decided to document the recipe here.
It's technically a cilantro and pepita sauce, but we call it Mexican Pesto.
1/2 cup pepitas
1 cup cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1/2 t salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lime juice
Toast pepitas in a skillet over medium heat until they start to turn golden brown. In food processor, combine toasted pepitas, cilantro, garlic and salt. Blend until finely chopped. Add lime juice and drizzle in olive oil. Pulse until blended.
I served it the first time with quinoa and spicy lentils, and made it again last night to top our chicken and veggie fajitas, served on homemade corn tortillas (that's another post). The sauce would be delicious mixed with a chopped salad, or maybe as a dollop on squash soup. Let me know if you come up with any other serving suggestions.
Hope you all have a saucy weekend!
Posted by Molly at 9:21 AM