11 December, 2022
No It’s Not Pesto Sauce – It’s Cilantro Sauce.
Cilantro is light, zesty, and refreshing but a that slightly herbal flavor.
As long as you do not dislike cilantro, you are guaranteed that you’ll love this deliciously flavored cilantro sauce.
It’s an easy way to jazz up your favorite Mexican dishes. Mix it into rice, as a taco topper.
Spread some on your enchiladas. Make a cheese quesadilla, open spread cilantro sauce and enjoy.
Wow so much deliciousness with cilantro sauce.
But the uses do not end there. You love pizza, right? Even more now that you can dip it into cilantro sauce.
Use it as a salad dressing, or spread it on a bun to add more flavor to your hamburger.
If you love dipping your sweet potato fries in a sauce, well now you have another choice of sauce, you guessed, cilantro sauce.
Drizzle it over grilled chicken, spiced beef, or seared fish.
Mix it up with some blanched green beans and you have yourself a wonderfully delicious side dish. Like this Green Bean Salad With Cilantro Sauce.
Green Bean Salad With Cilantro Sauce
Cilantro sauce is versatile. It has so many uses in your kitchen. It’s your next favorite go to sauce to flavor up your favorite foods.
1/4 cup walnuts
2 garlic cloves, unpeeled
2 1/2 cups fresh cilantro leaves and stems, tough stem ends trimmed (about 2 bunches)
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 scallion, sliced thin
1/2 teaspoon table salt, plus salt for cooking green beans
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Cook walnuts and garlic in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until toasted and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes; transfer to a bowl. Let garlic cool slightly, then peel and roughly chop.
Process walnuts, garlic, cilantro, oil, lemon juice, scallion, salt, and pepper in food processor until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
Store in a mason jar with a tight lid in the refrigerator. Use within 4-5 days.
Sauces are a part of cooking. Learn more here about the Culinary Sauce In Its Many Forms.
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