Cilantro Pesto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 135.6
  • Total Fat: 14.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 291.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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A lower-fat pesto recipe with all the flavor! A lower-fat pesto recipe with all the flavor!
Number of Servings: 8


    4 cups cilantro
    1 clove garlic
    1/4 red onion, roughly chopped
    1/4 cup pine nuts (or almonds, walnuts)
    6-8 tbsp olive oil
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp pepper


Makes about 2 cups (8 1/4-cup servings).

Add cilantro, garlic, and onion to blender or food processor. Pulse 5-6 times (about 5 seconds each). Add pine nuts and pulse 2 times. While pureeing, slowly pour in the olive oil and puree until smooth. If the pesto is thicker than you like, add more olive oil, a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Add salt and pepper and puree for about 10 seconds. If needed, add additional salt and pepper to taste.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user COCOBEAN51.

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