Russian Walnut and Cilantro Sauce

Preparation info

  • Makes

    5 cups

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

  • About

Cilantro in Russia? As surprising as it may seem, the herb is widely used in the Caucasus. This sauce is reminiscent of walnut pesto and would be good on most mild-flavored fish and grilled eggplant, zucchini, or peppers. Qr as a dressing for rice salad, avocado salad, or chicken salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
  • 2 cups finely minced white onions
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • ¼ cup wine vinegar (red or white)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup walnut oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

Procedure

Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. This will keep well for a day or two in the refrigerator but the color may fade.