Wednesday, October 13, 2010

crackers and dip

There is a speciality foodstore near our house that has the most divine coriander (cilantro) pesto. You can use it on pastas or as a decadent dip for before dinner nibbles. I decided to try to make our own version, which turned out almost as good. The only difference is the quality of our everyday olive oil versus the beautiful one they put in theirs. Next time I'll use a good bottle of locally made nuttier olive oil.

Coriander Pesto

juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup quality olive oil (or less- add gradually until you get the consistency you want)
1 bunch of coriander (cilantro) leaves - separated from stems
3 tbs dry roast pine nuts
1 tbs parmasean cheese finely grated

Combine ingredients and blend in food processor or with ah and blender
store in fridge

This was also the first time I made crackers using a recipe from 101cookbooks I topped them with salt, sesame seeds and herbs de provence. Simple to make and delicious! Another store bought, over-packaged item I can cross off the list.



Sunshine Mama said...

This dip/pesto sounds good and easy. Oh how I love cilantro! And your crackers look like they come from a fancy and expensive package from a specialty food store. I definitely NEED to try and make some homemade ones, as my kids love, love, love snacking on crackers! Thanks for reminding me that I need to find time to try and make these :)

LJ said...

I love homemade pesto. This sounds delicious!!!!

Michelle said...

Looks delicious M! Thanks for the Heidi link too, those crackers look great.


Kristi said...

this sounds so delicious...i love 101cookbooks.

vegeater said...

Pine nuts are SOOOOO expensive here (San Francisco, California) right now! Maybe I'll try walnuts instead.

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