Honey-Citrus Pesto

YIELD: Makes 1 1/4 cups

INGREDIENTS

Cooking spray

1/2

orange

sliced

1/2

lime

sliced

1

lemon

sliced (seeds removed)

6

kumquats

chopped

1/3 cup

honey

1/2 cup

mint leaves

chopped

2 T

chives

chopped

2 T

parsley

1/4 tsp.

ground cardamom

1/4 tsp.

ground coriander

1/2 tsp.

ground ginger

1/2 tsp.

salt

1/2 tsp.

Asian garlic chili sauce

1/4 tsp.

5-spice powder

1/2 cup

pineapple chunks with natural juice

1 T

mirin

1 tsp.

soy sauce

1/3 cup

toasted almonds

1/3 cup

olive oil

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Place the slices of citrus in a single layer and brush with olive oil. Bake for 35 minutes and use that time to measure the remaining ingredients into the bowl of a processor or blender. The slices should be caramelized to perfection. Remove the fruit from the oven and allow it to cool. Add them to the other ingredients and pulse until the mixture is chunky but not totally pureed.