Spicy Cilantro Pesto

  • Makes about 1 cup
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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups packed cilantro
  • ¼ cup hulled sunflower seeds, toasted, optional
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ package extra firm silken tofu (about 6 ounces), drained
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast, optional

An appealing alternative to traditional basil pesto, this goes well with a variety of foods.

From The Forks Over Knives Plan

Instructions:

Combine the cilantro, sunflower seeds (if using), jalapeño pepper, garlic, lime zest and juice, salt, tofu, and nutritional yeast (if using) in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth and creamy.

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Del Sroufe

Chef Del Sroufe is co-owner and executive chef of Wellness Forum Foods, a whole-food, plant-based meal delivery and catering service in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan. Del teaches cooking classes and helps people transition to a healthy plant-based diet.

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