The weather is cooling down, but still perfect for grilling. Change up the usual basil and pine nut pesto for this cilantro and almond pesto. I love the fresh flavors on grilled shrimp. If you like a little spice, add some red pepper flakes or a pinch of cayenne to this pesto. Then add it to just about anything. It’s fun to try new ingredients in recipes and dishes you routinely make.
For these grilled shrimp, I seasoned them with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. They were grilled for 1 minute per side and topped them with this lovely pesto.
Cilantro Almond Pesto
1 ½ C cilantro
1 C slivered almonds
1 clove garlic
½ t salt
½ t crushed red pepper flakes(optional)
1 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Place all ingredients except EVOO in a food processor and pulse until combined. Add the EVOO to desired consistency and stir.
Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb, Dairy Free, Gluten Free