Recipes

Cilantro Spread

Try with a platter of grilled vegetables or thickly sliced ripe tomatoes. Both are great on rice noodles or rice, and you might like to try the peanut version with grilled eggplant. Remember to keep your hands away from your face when you are handling hot chile peppers.  Makes 1 cup
2 packed cups very finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
finely grated zest of 1 lime
Cilantro-Ginger Version
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon finely chopped or grated fresh ginger
Spicy Cilantro-Peanut Version
freshly squeezed juice of 2 limes (3 to 4 tablespoons)
1 to 2 chile peppers, stems and seeds removed, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon peanuts
salt and freshly ground black pepper
(From Farmer John’s Cookbook – Angelic Organics Kitche