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Cilantro Pesto

1 1/2 c Fresh cilantro leaves or 1 cup fresh cilantro and 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/4 c Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 tb Pine nuts
1 ts Grated lime zest
1 lg Garlic clove
5 tb Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Combine the cilantro, Parmesan, pine nuts, lime zest and garlic in a food processor with a steel blade. Process until well mixed. With the motor running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and process to the desired consistency.

Let stand for at least 20 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to develop. Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


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