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  • 11⁄2 cups fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems (2 bunches)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1⁄4 cup walnut pieces ( lightly toasted )
  • 1 small jalapeño (halved and seeded )
  • 1⁄4 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Cilantro Pesto

Elisa Bosley | Delicious Living
  • Prep Time: 10 mins


Makes 3⁄4 cup 

In addition to enhancing cooked noodles, this kicky blend can be spread over fish, added to fajitas, or dolloped on baked or mashed potatoes. 

  1. Place first six ingredients (cilantro through salt) in a blender or food processor and blend. 2. Slowly add lemon juice, lime juice, and olive oil, and process until well mixed. Serve, or refrigerate for up to 5 days.


PER SERVING (1 tablespoon): 51 cal, 5g fat (2g mono, 2g poly, 1g sat), 1mg chol, 2g protein, 1g carb, 0g fiber, 115mg sodium 

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