Recipe – Cilantro Pesto

This is a quick and easy topping for bread, pasta or anywhere else where a little zing is required.

???????????????????????????????4 T sunflower seeds, toasted
6 T extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled
1/2 t salt
Cilantro 2 cup tightly packed (1-2 bunches)
3/4 t fresh squeezed lime or lemon

Put the sunflower seeds in a food processor with 2 T olive oil, 1 clove of garlic and 1/2 t salt. Blend until fairly smooth.

Clip and inch or two off the stem of the cilantro and discard. chopped the rest roughtly (1-2 inch) and place in processor. Run the processor, DaveCloseUp1pouring in 4 T olive oil as it runs. Stop and scrape sides. Pulse for a few seconds and scrape. Repeat several times. Try to run the processor as little as possible.

Remove pesto from processor and stir in lemon juice.