Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto

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.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

37

servings

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
  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.
Makes 37 servings (1 tablespoon)
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Serving Tip
Spoon this flavorful pesto over grilled steaks.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 72
    • Total Fat 7g
      • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
    • Sodium 75mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 1g
      • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Protein 1g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.