Creative pestos can be made from so many ingredients. A good guide for the ratios (by volume, not weight) is this one: 1/2 part oil; 8 parts herbs or greens; 1/2 part nuts; 1 part hard, salty cheese. After that, I also add in a few splashes for more flavor: a splash of acid such as lemon, lime or a favorite vinegar; a little minced raw garlic; hot sauce; salt and pepper to taste.
I love, love, LOVE Huevos Rancheros, and have made several versions. On of my go to Huevos Rancheros dishes is our family Go-To easy breakfast for dinner. I also love the Salsa Verde Huevos Rancheros version.
These kinds of dishes are perfect for the summer when you do not want to be slaving away in a hot kitchen.
This southwest version of pesto comes together in just minutes. I prefer to have my pestos on the chunky side – just finely minced and not pureed, so you can whirl this in the food processor, but don’t let it go to the baby-food pureed stage. Just my preference. I think you can taste the individual flavors so much better this way. And your pesto will be better if you can let it sit for a few minutes and let the flavors marry.
JALAPENO CILANTRO PISTACHIO PESTO SUNNYSIDE EGGS
8 cups cilantro leaves
1/2 cup shelled pistachios
1 cup finely grated cotija or Parmesan cheese
1 jalapeno pepper, diced (with seeds if you want more heat)
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 clove raw garlic, minced
Dash of hot sauce (I like Frank’s)
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients except oil in a food processor and pulse until everything is in small bits. Remove from food processor and stir in oil and salt and pepper to taste. Let sit for at least 10 minutes to help flavors marry.
- 8 cups cilantro leaves
- ½ cup shelled pistachios
- 1 cup finely grated cotija or Parmesan cheese
- 1 jalapeno pepper, diced ( with seeds if you want more heat)
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 clove raw garlic, minced
- Dash of hot sauce (I like Frank's)
- ½ cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Place all ingredients except oil in a food processor and pulse until everything is in small bits. Remove from food processor and stir in oil and salt and pepper to taste. Let sit for at least 10 minutes to help flavors marry.