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Spicy Cilantro Pesto

  • TOTAL TIME: 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: makes 2/3 cup
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

This fresh pesto was inspired by the Moroccan spice-and-herb vinaigrette charmoula. Troy MacLarty also uses it as a spread for toast and as a sauce for pasta.

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  1. 1 cup cilantro leaves and small sprigs
  2. 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves and small sprigs
  3. 1 garlic clove, chopped
  4. One 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  5. 1/2 large jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  6. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  7. Salt
  1. In a blender, combine the cilantro, parsley, garlic, ginger and jalapeño; blend until minced. With the machine on, gradually add the oil in a steady stream and puree. Scrape the pesto into a bowl and season with salt.
Make Ahead The pesto can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving. Serve With Braised Lamb Shanks with Roasted Broccoli and Squash