1 1/2 teaspoons whole coriander seeds
1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 large clove garlic, peeled
a handful sliced almonds, toasted (cooled)
zest of one lemon
50 medium basil leaves
a handful of arugula leaves
1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
1/4 cup minced chives
3/4 cup grated Pecorino cheese
~1/4 cup / 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
Toast the coriander seeds in a dry skillet until fragrant, and grind finely using a mortar and pestle. Add the salt and garlic and crush into a paste. Add the almonds and lemon zest and smash into a nut butter. Start working the basil in, a few leaves at a time, then the arugula, and oregano. Blend until consistent. Stir in the chives and cheese with a fork, before using the pestle to gradually work in the olive oil. Taste and adjust to your liking.
Makes about 2/3 cup.
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