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Homemade Gingered Cashew Pesto

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Ginger is one of the oldest spices used for cooking. It was eagerly sought by the ancient people of China and India, and was priced as dearly as gold and jewels. Early traders dried it so it could be carried to the Middle East, Europe and America

Oriental studies show that ginger increases immune responses and is an excellent remedy for colds and flu. It also an effective cholesterol reducer. (For recipes using ginger, such as Candied Ginger, Spa Chamomile Drink, Celebration Punch, how-to recipes for homemade cheeses from yogurt cheese to specialty cheese such as Boursin, to herbal recipes and remedies, and cost-cutting entertaining ideas, check the ‘categories’ section of betweenclosefriends.com blog) This Gingered Cashew Pesto is a wonderfully easy recipe using fresh ginger and ground cashews that will add a ‘tang’ wherever needed in your cooking.

Ingredients:

½ c ground cashews   

1 c fresh cilantro    

¼ c olive oil      

3 T lime juice   

1 T grated fresh ginger   

½ tsp grated fresh garlic   

sea salt and cayenne pepper to taste   

1. Combine all together in a blender.

2. Blend until smooth.