Heirloom Tomatoes with Spicy Cilantro Pesto


  • 2 lbs assorted, ripe heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4″ thick
  • 1 large bunch fresh cilantro, stemmed, washed, and dried
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 4 green onions, white portion only, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, ribs discarded, chopped (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Glasses & Grapes Italian Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Juice from 2 small limes, about 1 tablespoon
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


Place all of the in pesto ingredients into a blender or bowl of a food processor. Pulse until no large chunks remain, and the sauce is pureed. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Arrange the tomato slices and drizzle sauce over freshly cut tomatoes. Serve immediately.