Cilantro Pesto on Grilled Shrimp

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

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