Fabulous Cilantro Pesto

Fabulous Cilantro Pesto

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"This is a delicious version of the classic with a little more zip! You can substitute the vinegar with lime juice, lemon juice or Italian salad dressing."

Ingredients

30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 386 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 386 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and return water to a boil. Cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain well.
  2. In an electric food processor or blender, blend cilantro, garlic, vinegar, Parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper, nuts, 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.
  3. Pour pesto in a small saucepan and warm over low heat, stirring constantly, until pesto begins to simmer. Pour over cooked pasta and toss.
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This may be deserving of a five, but only after some changes are made....what's up w/ the vinegar, walnuts, and cayenne?! Hubby loves cilantro, and so I remade it and I chose to change the reci...

Wow! This was really good! The only thing I substituted was pine nuts instead of the other nuts. Also the left overs actually tasted better the next day- I think I will make the pesto again...

I used this recipe to create a quick and easy appetizer I had at a party a few years ago. Spread one package of cream cheese on a plate and then spread it with the cilantro pesto. Serve with t...