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cilantro-spinach pesto

Recipe by
Daily Inspiration S
Somewhere, TX

Cilantro makes a wonderful pesto and is a nice change to traditional basil pesto. Use on pasta or as a spread on crackers or bread. To spice this up - add cayenne or red pepper flakes to the food processor.

yield 2 cups
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cilantro-spinach pesto

  • 1/2 bunch
    fresh spinach
  • 1/2 bunch
    fresh cilantro
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
  • salt and pepper to taste -- parmesan will add some salt so consider that when adding additional salt to pesto

How To Make cilantro-spinach pesto

  • 1
    Rinse spinach and cilantro and pat dry with paper towels. Remove stems from spinach and coarsely chop both.
  • 2
    Combine spinach, cilantro, garlic, cheese and walnuts in a food processor; process until finely chopped.
  • 3
    Add olive oil in a stream on high speed until smooth. `
  • 4
    Use this pesto on pasta or as a spread on bread or crackers.