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Easy Cilantro Pesto Recipe

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There are so many uses for this easy Cilantro Pesto recipe. And I think it’s better than basil!

Jars of homemade cilantro pesto
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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.

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.

Glass jars of cilantro pesto on wood cutting board

Cilantro Pesto Recipe

There are so many uses for this easy Cilantro Pesto recipe. And I think it's better than basil!
4.63 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Recipe Servings: 5



  • 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.
    Cilantro pesto on toasted bread

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg

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