Will the sun ever come out? I am beginning to think not, but fresh produce and herbs have provided a ray of sunshine in an otherwise dreary season. My sister was washing and storing her CSA share this past week while I sat at her kitchen table playing with my niece, The Muffin, when she asked, "What am I going to do with all this cilantro?". Here's what I did. Thanks, Krissi, for sharing the bounty with me.
Juice of three limes
1 small shallot, finely minced
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
A dash of green chile hot sauce
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Whisk all ingredients together, or shake them in a jar. We enjoyed this with a well-chilled salad of freshly picked lettuce, radishes, carrots and avocado.