Spicing Up Lunch

Cilantro-pesto

When you think ‘pesto’, you probably think the basil variety, right?  Well, ‘pesto’ is the Italian word for ‘paste’, and soft green herbs lend themselves well to pesto.  Try making a nice cilantro pesto.  There are several variations available on this particular pesto, but cilantro, salt and olive oil are a given.  Almonds are a good complement to the delicate cilantro flavor.  And to kick up that southwest flavor, add a little onion, or a chile, or a touch of lime.  Then, use as is or as an add-in to cream cheese as a delicious alternative to traditional sandwich dressing.

For those who brown bag it, this is just one suggestion for making that lunch interesting, which then makes carrying lunch more of a choice than a decision of necessity.

Editor’s Note: Those reducing their meat and dairy intake might appreciate this list of ideas for vegan sandwiches.

Photo credit: ingrid taylar

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