Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cilantro Pesto with Tofu

Yeah, that's right, a creamy, dreamy, low fat pesto made with tofu! How could you go wrong?
It may not be the most traditional of recipes but it sure tastes great. My husband thought it was regular pesto. The fact that he thought that left me with two conclusions, either his taste buds do not know any subtle or major differences in taste or the pesto is so good that it tastes just as divine as the real mccoy. I want to believe the latter of these two statements. I'll leave it up to you to decide for yourself.

This is my entry for Equal Opportunity Kitchen's blogging event called, TRIED, TESTED and TRUE TWO. What a great idea for an event!


1 12oz package soft or silken tofu
2 cups cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup peccorino romano
juice of one lime
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Spin all ingredients in food processor or a blender. The taste is best when left for at least an hour to marry. A day before is even better. Serve with grated cheese sprinkled on top and a few pine nuts. Bon Appetito!


Psychgrad said...

Looks great! I really enjoyed the cilantro pesto I made last week. The addition of tofu is very smart - great way to sneak in some protein. Thanks for the great submission to Tried, Tested and True Two!

Dhanggit said...

i am a tofu addict, i bet with cilantro pesto it must be twice the fun!! i love it!!

btw, thanks for your nice words about recipe muncher :-)

kittie said...

I'm not usually a big fan of tofu - but I wish I was - it's so good for you! I think I need to give this a go, as I love pesto :)

Teresa said...

*OOhhhh*!!! I love cilantro. This looks great. I can't wait to try it.