Pesto Genovese know most of them. But did you know that you can also make a delicious pesto from coriander? It is simple and gives many dishes the last whistle.
Korander pesto goes well with fish Pesto is first and foremost the classic Pesto Genovese with basil and pine nuts. But pesto can also be put together quite differently, for example with coriander.
This ancient spice has long been one of the herbs that was mostly known only in Asian dishes and rarely used in domestic kitchens. Meanwhile, the herb with its lemon flavor has conquered a permanent place in many kitchens and gives not only Asian dishes, but also pestos a very special treat.
If you would like to make a whole pesto with coriander yourself, you can conjure up something very special in a few simple steps.
Exotic pesto made easy
For 6 people you need the following ingredients:
- 80g coriander leaves (about 1 bunch)
- 1-2 toes of garlic
- ½ to 1 chili pepper, depending on the desired Sharpness
- Juice of a lime
- 150g Cashews or peanuts
- 100ml oil (sunflower or sesame)
- 1 tablespoon honey
❶ Cut the washed and dried coriander leaves into strips and then the garlic into coarse pieces. If you like it extra hot, leave some grains of chili pepper left, otherwise remove them completely and cut the pod into rings.
❷ Now add garlic, chilli, lime juice, oil and honey to a blender or flash chopper and blend these ingredients roughly.
❸ Finally add the coriander leaves and salt. Mix the pesto well again until the mixture has the desired consistency. If the pesto has become too hot, you can add some lemon juice.
❹ Now put the finished pesto in a bowl or in a screw-top jar with lid. Who wants to make the pesto in stock, covers it in the glass with oil and put it well sealed in the refrigerator. It lasts about 1 week.
»My tip: Coriander pesto goes well with fish and Asian meat dishes or with wok noodles. It’s also great for marinating.