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Cilantro Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Cilantro Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Cilantro Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bradmole

Makes 4 servings



Not the Cilantro you think, very light and YUMMO on whole wheat pasta

Recipe Ingredients for Cilantro Pesto

8 oz cilantro, chopped fresh
6 tablespoons pine nuts
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp lemon juice, or to taste
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 tsp cayenne, optional
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste

Recipe Directions for Cilantro Pesto

  1. Place the cilantro, pine nuts, lemon juice, feta cheese, salt, and black pepper into the work bowl of a food processor, and pulse several times to mince the ingredients. Drizzle in 1/2 cup of olive oil with the machine running, and process until the pesto is a slightly textured paste.

  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the your favorite pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  3. Place the cooked pasta into a large serving bowl, and toss with the pesto. Drizzle a bit of extra-virgin olive oil over the pasta, and serve hot.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 111.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
374
Calories from Fat
349
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
38.8g
60%
Saturated Fat
6.3g
32%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
264mg
11%
Potassium
391mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
4.8g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
4.8g
Vitamin A 80% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 10% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
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