Cilantro Lover's Salsa
Cilantro is one of those herbs that you either love or hate. If
you love it, you just add it to everything, and if you hate it,
you can't even smell it on your food. Well, I happen to be a
cilantro lover and to me, anything tastes better if it has
cilantro in it.  I have made this recipe with different types of
nuts (pistachio, peanuts, and almonds) and it always works.
You could also add more heat if you like things really hot by
adding a different type of pepper. I prefer seeded jalapeños
for that little extra kick. The acidity from the lemon juice
brightens up the flavor of the cilantro and the nuts just give
it that nice extra bite. The garlic, well that just gives you bad
breath but oh so good! :) Enough said, just grab these few
ingredients and be ready to make the best Cilantro Salsa

Makes about 1 1/2 Cups

1 BIG bunch of fresh cilantro with soft stems
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 medium garlic cloves
1 Jalapeño, seeded
1 Tablespoon roasted pistachios, peanuts or slivered
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons water (or more depending on desired

Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix on high to
form a smooth paste. You can add more water if the mixture
is too thick. Serve immediately or refrigerate for a few
hours. It is best when served the same day to keep the
bright colors of cilantro but it will keep in the fridge in a tight
container for about three days if it makes it that long :)

Serving Suggestions: Lamb, chicken, meat, fish, shrimp,
boiled potatoes or as a light salad dressing.
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