Sesame Sumac Pesto Recipe

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Categories: American, Appetizer, Condiment, Herb, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Sauce, Spice, Spice Blend

Submitted By: John from Chicago.

Sesame Sumac Pesto Notes

This Middle-Eastern version of pesto is quick to whip up.

Serves / Yields

2 cups

Preparation Instructions

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and blend until well incorporated. Place in a mortar and grind twenty to thirty times. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight, to allow flavors to blend.

Helpful Hints

Serve with tandoori chicken, grilled lamb or a Greek feta salad.

Special Equipment

If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can use on and off turns in a food processor, but don't overmix.

Quick Shopping List

Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.5 oz.
Mediterranean Thyme, Broken Leaf or Ground
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Greek Oregano
Broken Leaf, in a glass jar
In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. .5 oz.
White or Toasted Sesame Seeds
Toasted, in a resealable bag
1/2 cup shaker jar refill, net wt. 2 oz.
Garlic Powders, Granulated, Roasted or Very Fine Powder
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Tellicherry Ground Black Pepper
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Anna L. Said:

I have yet to make this pesto yet I am one for creating my own pesto recipes from many ingredients. This recipe is amazing and I am off to the market tomorrow for the ingredients. Can't wait to taste this pesto. I love the much unused ingredient sumac. Will review when I have made this recipe yet I am sure it will be scrumptious.

Make it Again? Anna L. would make this recipe again.