Sunday, October 21, 2012

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Lime Pesto

Today is a great lazy afternoon.  Just finishing writing some pages on my novel and grilling outside - makes for a wonderful Sunday afternoon.  

It seems about 3o'clock I always want to eat lunch.  I'm not sure what is wrong with me but I can't get a on a regular schedule lately.  Today I had some chicken to grill and thought I would throw on a few sweet potatoes.  When I grill sweet potatoes I like them to have a little bite, a little al dente.  It's gives them some texture and not so mushy.

I just love cilantro pesto and wanted it give it a little zinger so I added some grated lime zest and a sqeeze of juice just before tossing with grilled sweet potatoes.


When I make pesto I like to chop it by hand to give it more chunks and texture.  It really looks better than a pesto that is over processed.  This pesto is good with the grilled chicken too.  Just use it as  a side condiment.


Cilantro Lime Pesto

1/2 Cup  Fresh Cilantro
1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 Cup Pecans, Raw
1 Garlic Clove
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Zest of Half Lime
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
Himalayan Pink Sea Salt (to taste)
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)

Finely chop garlic, cilantro, Parmesan cheese and pecans.  Mix in olive oil to make moist, add lime zest and juice and mix together.  Season to taste with Himalayan pink sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Toss with grilled sweet potatoes while still warm!

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