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Cilantro Pesto

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 37
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Enjoy this flavorful pesto that’s made with cilantro and ready in just 20 minutes. A perfect condiment that can be served over grilled steaks.

Ingredients

2
medium jalapeño chiles
2
bunches fresh cilantro
2/3
cup raw unsalted hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
4
cloves garlic
1/4
cup fresh lime juice
1
cup olive oil
1/2
cup shredded Manchego cheese (2 oz)
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  • 1 Remove stems and seeds from jalapeños and large stems from cilantro.
  • 2 In food processor, place 1/3 cup of the pumpkin seeds and 2 cloves of the garlic. Cover; process until finely chopped. Add 1 jalapeño, half of the cilantro and 2 tablespoons of the lime juice. Cover; process until coarsely pureed. With food processor running, pour 1/2 cup of the oil through feed tube; process until smooth.
  • 3 Spoon pesto into medium bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining half of ingredients. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Spoon this flavorful pesto over grilled steaks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
72
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
0%
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
Sodium
75mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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