June 15, 2012

Cabbage and Cilantro Pesto



With all the health benefits in cilantro, I thought I would try it as a pesto with steamed cabbage. There are times when I will use cabbage when a recipe calls for pasta. It is healthier than pasta and has such a wonderful flavor that I am sure you will like. And the cooking time is by far less than what it takes to cook pasta. The ingredients are fresh and it makes a wonderful meal with very little preparation time. Enjoy.

Pesto

1 bunch cilantro with stems
2 garlic clove (sauteed in 1 tsp. Olive oil)
aprox. 1/4 C water
2 T. lemon juice
sea salt to taste (I used 1/2 tsp)
pepper to taste or
sliced almonds
(almonds sauteed in Olive oil until slightly softened but not browned)
1/3 C. Olive oil


In a food processor add red ingredients start with 1/4 C. water add more if needed.
We will come back to this in a few minutes so let it stand and absorb the blended flavors.

In a separate bowl mix together the green ingredients until well blended pour into a sauce pan adding the cilantro mix. On medium-heat, cook three minutes, then lower the heat while the cabbage is getting steamed.




Pasta Cabbage
Steam sliced cabbage strips for a few minutes until slightly tender but not too soft nor translucent.
Drain and add to the pesto sauce. Mix and cook for another minute or two. (The cabbage should have some firmness to it and not soggy) Serve hot.



I served it with grilled salmon.


Another family favorite you might like to try is Cabbage Alfredo. Make your Alfredo sauce, add cream cheese, cooked shrimp and pour over lightly steamed cabbage strips.


¡Buen Provecho, Bon Appetit, Buon Appetito!
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2 comments:

  1. That looks and sounds amazing. Visiting from Stone Gable.

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  2. Hi Darlene! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't think I've ever visited you before but I like what I see. Your blog header is really pretty!! And this recipe ... yum! I looked through some of your other recipes but this is the one that appeals to me most. I definitely have to try this! Probably gonna make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing ... I'm your newest follower. :)

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