This pesto really dresses up roasted fish fillets or broiled chicken breasts. It makes a delicious spread for wraps or sandwiches, and can also be used as a dip with pita chips. Mix it with an equal amount of soft goat cheese and it becomes a popular dinner party appetizer.
For a special dinner, use pistachio nuts instead of walnuts. The cardamom is optional but truly enhances the aromatic flavor making each bite a delight to the senses.[su_expanding_quote alignment=”right” source_author=”Margaret Wittenberg” source_title=”The Essential Good Food Guide” affiliate_link=”c” full_quote=”Cilantro is a good source of vitamin K. About 1/4 cup of cilantro has 16 percent of the daily intake of vitamin K for an adult. Your body stores the vitamin K you ingest in fatty tissue for times of need. The nutrient is essential for blood coagulation, necessary when you cut yourself. Along with calcium and other nutrients, vitamin K also promotes healthy bones. It also has antibacterial properties.” short_quote=”Cilantro is a good source of vitamin K.”] [su_expanding_quote alignment=”left” source_author=”Joe Fuhrman, M.D.” source_title=”Super Immunity: The Essential Guide for Boosting your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger and Disease Free” affiliate_link=”c” full_quote=”Walnuts have served medicinal purposes for millennia. Modern science confirms nuts actually prevent and reverse disease; hundreds of medicinal studies demonstrate nuts dramatically extend life and protect against disease.*
Walnuts are one of the only plant foods that contains appreciable amounts of omega-3 fatty acid (omega 3 helps increase immunity, reduce inflammation and risk of cardiovascular disease. They also high in phytochemicals which given them high amounts of antioxidants” short_quote=”Walnuts have served medicinal purposes for millennia.”]
- Can use almonds, pecans, pistachio instead of walnuts
- Can use parsley, kale, spinach, arugula instead of cilantro