Cilantro Pesto

This pesto is so fresh tasting and versatile- it’s awesome on fish, chicken and I also used it in my chicken tortilla soup. I would imagine it’s good on chili, steak and burgers as well.

2 bunches cilantro, washed
1 t salt
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t hot paprika
2 T lemon juice
1/2 cup EVOO
1/4 cup cotijo cheese (I call this Mexican parmesan)

Chop all the ingredients except the oil and cheese in a food processor, scraping down the sides a couple times. Add the EVOO in a thin stream through the feeder tube and process until well combined. Add the cheese and pulse a few times. You could obviously improvise with this pesto, using different spices, perhaps adding nuts etc.

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