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Cilantro Pesto

  • July 10, 2014
  • 10:30 am
Cilantro Pesto

YIELD 1-3/4 Cups


3 cloves garlic
3/4 cup packed fresh cilantro
1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


1. Place garlic in a food processor, pulse to chop. Add cilantro, parsley, oil, cheese, walnuts, lemon juice, salt and pepper; process until a thin paste forms.

Per serving: 180 Calories, 19g Fat, 5mg Cholesterol, 190mg Sodium, 2g Carbohydrate, 1g Fiber, 2g Protein

Photography by Mark Boughton. This recipe originally appeared as Cilantro Pesto on

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7:26PM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

Maybe I'll make this this weekend. Thanks for posting!

7:25AM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

Thank you :)

10:04PM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

I made a version of this today with macadamia nuts in place of walnuts - I made a pesto with walnuts last week and it was hideous - so so bitter - so I googled it and found you are supposed to PEEL the walnuts - sod that - the macadamia nuts you just shell and use - yummo!

8:05PM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

Sounds delicious. I'll try it.

5:00AM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

this sounds spectacular. i love cilantro!

10:58PM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

I just made a kale pesto - wow what a disappointment - although the walnuts were kept in the fridge they must have started to go rancid - made the pesto taste bitter. Bummer! May try this one - we call 'cilantro' by the name 'coriander' and I adore it.

4:59AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

1:27AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

Am making this tonight--yum yum! Thanks

9:21PM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

would be interesting, I find Cilantro strong, a bit goes a long way

9:54AM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

Yummy, thanks.

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