Fresh Cilantro Pesto Recipe

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Since most of my recipes use only a few sprigs of cilantro, I decided to make a pesto using the rest of the bunch. You can use this sauce on fish, chicken or try it on a pizza or in a taco! Add a little white wine vinegar to make a delicious salad dressing too!

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Servings: 6


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  1. In a food processor, pulse cilantro, pine nuts, red onion, salt and paprika. Once blended, with motor running, slowly add olive oil. Blend until smooth.
  2. For salad dressing, with motor running add white wine vinegar to desired taste and thickness.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 22g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 98  
Calories from Fat 92 94%
Total Fat 10.5g 13%
Saturated Fat 1.35g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Total Carbs 1.13g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 0.61g 0%
Protein 0.4g 1%
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  • Melanie Yunk
    September 23, 2008
    Hi Nancy!

    I added vinegar to the leftover pesto and used it on salads. It kept in the refrigerator for a week. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!
    • Nancy Miyasaki
      September 23, 2008
      I've never tried a cilantro pesto before...but I love Cilantro almost as much as I'll definitely give it a try! Does it keep very long?

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