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Cilantro Chili-Lime Cashew Pesto

Cilantro Chili-Lime Cashew Pesto

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    18 m
Michelle Reger

Michelle Reger

A pesto with a little kick using a favorite snack I found at Trader Joe's -- Chili-Lime Cashews -- nummy! This pesto is great on pasta or with shrimp or fish. Brush on meat, chicken, or fish before grilling.

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  • Calories:
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.6g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 246 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Put the cilantro, parsley, lime juice, cashews, olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and grated cheese into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture is smooth, 8 to 10 pulses. If mixture is too thick, add more olive oil; if too thin, add more cashews.
  2. Pour into 4 one-cup freezer containers. Use one container within a few days; freeze the others for later.
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Reviews

tigrejoyeux
5

tigrejoyeux

7/28/2009

I made this this weekend as a dip for focaccia sticks. I added 8 oz. of softened cream cheese & 5 oz. of plain yogurt to make it a creamy dip. It got rave reviews from all- delish!

MJane
3

MJane

3/19/2010

I don't have a Trader Joes so I roasted some pine nuts then sprinkled them with chili powder and lime (the powder). I left out the cayennne and added a little garlic. I put it on chicken I baked and mixed it in some rice, beans & corn for the side. It was really good, both my husband and I devoured it.

mauigirl
1

mauigirl

7/1/2012

Tasty, unique & simple pesto. Brushed it on beef kabobs with tasty results. Thanks for sharing! Reviewed First Faceless Frenzy Western Allstar division 2012

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