Cilantro Pesto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 105.4
  • Total Fat: 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.3 mg
  • Sodium: 78.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 bunch fresh cilantro
    5 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    salt to taste
    1/2 cup olive oil


In an electric food processor or blender, blend cilantro, garlic, vinegar, Parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper, and salt. Add 1/4 cup of the olive oil, and blend the pesto. Add more olive oil until the pesto reaches your desired consistency.

Pour pesto in a small saucepan and warm over low heat, stirring constantly, until pesto begins to simmer.

You can serve this hot or chilled. This is equally good hot over pasta or as a fancy chilled dip at a get-together (Serve with room-temp Brie cheese and crackers for a wow impression!)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SARAGRIFFIN.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good....closer to actual original pesto - 4/9/09

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  • Good
    there is no way this recipe needs 5 cloves of garlic! i used two and no cayenne pepper and my mouth is still burning. but otherwise, very tasty. also, a few tablespoons of water instead of all the oil. and walnuts or pine nuts (2 T?) to give it a little nuttiness. - 5/16/09

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