When I think of pesto, I think of basil, cheese, and olive oil. I had never thought of using different herbs until I saw this recipe for Cilantro Lime Pesto. I had to try it! It was absolutely amazing and is on our regular recipe rotation now. Here is how I adapted it and used it in our chicken burritos.
Cilantro Lime Pesto Burritos
1 T. olive oil
3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
cilantro lime pesto *(scroll down for recipe)
flour or corn tortillas
Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. In a skillet, heat oil and chicken over medium high heat and cooked through. Toss cooked, seasoned chicken with the pesto. Fill tortillas with chicken and toppings.
**Serve with Blender Salsa. (Scroll down for recipe)
*Cilantro Lime Pesto
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons chopped, fresh garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup water
Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
2- 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 c. cilantro leaves
Put all the ingredients in the blender and pulse to combine. We use our Ninja blender and it grinds it down really fine. Adjust seasonings to taste. That’s it!