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Creamy Cilantro Pesto Sauce

Creamy Cilantro Pesto Sauce

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A delicious creamy topping for chicken or fish. Can be served cold or hot. I personally prefer it cold on top of hot broiled lemon pepper mahi mahi with brown rice and steamed spinach. Garnish dish with cilantro leaves after topping with sauce.

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  • Calories:
  • 45 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.7g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Blend cilantro leaves, cream cheese, artichoke hearts, green onions, basil, jalapeno pepper, lemon juice, and salt in a blender until smooth.
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Reviews

Christina
4
2/20/2014

LOVE THIS! I didn't have the artichokes, but I will make sure I have them for next time. I did have a little difficulty blending everything in the blender, but a splash of evoo fixed that issue. I used this to top potato pancakes, and that was wonderful. This has a great, light, fresh flavor that I really, REALLY enjoyed...This is a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Larry Vanover
3
5/20/2014

Wonderful sauce, but a bit misleading calling it "pesto". As pesto is a sauce made with basil, pine nuts and olive oil.

Just Tabitha & me
1
10/10/2014

This was an excellent pesto! Some folks might not be aware that a true pesto is an herb flavored sauce, however, since "basil" pesto became so popular first, it is commonly assumed to be the only "true" pesto. HTH!