Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Lemon Dill Pesto

"Pesto" to me basically refers to a sauce, dip, or condiment made from fresh blended green herbs with some oil and seasoning and flavorings. Sometimes it has nuts, sometimes not. Sometimes it has garlic, sometimes Parmesan cheese. Sometimes other exotic ingredients. And I rarely use basil as my herb, as is traditional. This is a version I developed to go with fish. It is fresh, vibrant, and quite delicious!

Lemon Dill Pesto
1 cup toasted cashews
1 bunch fresh dill
2 cups parsley leaves
zest of 2 lemons
juice of 4 lemons
1/4 - 1/2 up olive oil
2 Tablespoons honey
salt and pepper, to taste

Process the cashews in a food processor and process until smooth and buttery. Add the dill, followed by the parsley, juice, and zest. Stream in oil until the desired consistency is reached, then season to taste with honey, salt, and pepper.

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