Coriander, Mint and Roasted Cashew Pesto

Hello Dear Reader,
That's what I think of when I taste this pesto and also BAM, KA-POW and ZAP! So childish, I know. Anyway, you must make this incredible pesto, it's like a party in your mouth, so many amazing flavours that pop and sizzle and bring joy to your taste buds, like it's their birthday and they just got what they've always wanted. Gosh I do prattle, don't I?

It is another simple recipe, lightly roasting some cashews, then bunging everything into a food processor and blitz. Easy and the flavours of mint, coriander and lime together are just amazing!

Make it, love it, eat it with everything.

Ingredients for Coriander, Mint and Roasted Cashew Pesto, clockwise from top right-a good handful each of mint and coriander (I grow perennial coriander) 1/4 cup oil (I use rice bran oil) zest and juice of one lime, 2 garlic cloves, grated on a microplane, 1 cup cashews, roasted in a 150C oven until just starting to colour

Throw everything into a food processor and blitz until you are happy with the consistency

I kept mine a little chunky

I used this amazing pesto stirred through a Thai inspired pumpkin soup I made last night, the flavours went so wonderfully together, I am also thinking of using the left overs in something similar to this recipe, using a can of coconut milk instead of cream, serving it with egg noodles and sweet potato, I will let you know how it goes or if you make it, please tell me how it went.

Over to you, Dear Reader, how else would you use this zingy pesto?

Have a lovely day,

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  1. Oh Fiona, you keep delivering the goods, this sounds amazing!
    Will you please give up your day job, and become a professional blogger, and write a cookbook!!!
    I just love everything you do, and I know I'm not alone!

    1. I only wish๐Ÿ˜‰ I would love nothing more than to cook, create, sew, garden and bake all day long. Thankyou so much for your kind words, it really does mean the world to me and keeps me going in the blogosphere. I am really not a wordsmith and find even this tiny amount of writing each day a challenge. I do want to collate the recipes better though so I will start small and go from there. Cheryl, thank you again, you made my day (it was an especially horrible one at work) Fi


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