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Parsley, Cilantro and Tarragon Pesto

Summer is here (at least it feels like it with temperatures reaching 90 in Seattle this past weekend) and it’s a great time to grill food.

This is a unique and flavorful pesto made with parsley, cilantro and tarragon. Serve over Marinated Flank Steak or with Turkey Breakfast Patties (I will post a recipe for those on Thursday) or chicken. Enjoy! 🙂

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (3/4 cup)
  • 2 sprigs tarragon and more for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a blender, puree parsley, cilantro, tarragon and olive oil until smooth.
  • Blend in lemon zest, salt and pepper
  • Serve or refrigerate in a glass jar for a few days

Thanks for the inspiration Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, originally called Salsa Verde!

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Savory Delicata Squash

Not only are pumpkins in season, but there’s an abundance and huge variety of beautiful squash out there. This recipe calls for “Delicata” squash and you can eat the peel – which is full of good nutrients too.

A dusting of curry powder and freshly chopped cilantro make this a wonderful, subtly flavored, side dish! Actually, I could probably eat this as a main dish! So yummy! 🙂savory squash

Ingredients

  • About 6 cups of your favorite squash cubed (I used Delicata squash, including skins, and it was delicious!)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 Tbsps fresh chopped cilantro
  • Salt/pepper

Directions

  • Oven to 425*
  • Toss cubed squash in oil and season with salt & pepper
  • Place in a large pan
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until soft enough to easily spear with a fork
  • Remove from oven and toss with remaining ingredients
  • Serve hot or at room temperature

Super Mom Tip: Cube the squash a day ahead and store in a bag in the fridge until ready to use.

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Tunisian Pesto

A delicious pesto made with cilantro, parsley, almonds and olive oil. Excellent with tortilla chips, vegetable sticks or grilled shrimp.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup packed fresh parsley
  • 1/4  c almonds
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

  • Combine cilantro, parsley, almonds, garlic and salt in food processor and blend
  • Add oil in a stream while the above is blending until smooth

Note: This freezes very well if you have leftovers – fill airtight container and add some more olive oil on top

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