There are so many uses for this easy Cilantro Pesto recipe. And I think it’s better than basil!
Cilantro (also known as coriander) is one of my absolute favorite herbs. I prefer to load up my tacos with cilantro rather than shredded lettuce. I just love the flavor.
I have never understood how anyone could hate cilantro. Then someone told me that cilantro tastes like soap to some people—and it’s genetic. Read this NY Times article for more info on this interesting factoid.
Most people don’t know how to incorporate cilantro into their diet, besides adding it to Mexican food. So, I want to share a yummy recipe for you to try out.
This cilantro pesto is a twist on the classic basil pesto. It can be used in many of the same ways, and more.
It makes a tasty pasta sauce for chicken or shrimp. You can use it as a dressing, in tacos, on steak, as a pizza sauce or mix it in with rice.
Cilantro Pesto Recipe
- Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Warm in a small saucepan just until it starts to bubble.
- Serve it with your favorite dish, or on toasted bread.