Cilantro-Spinach Pesto

Cilantro-spinach Pesto

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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.


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2 cups
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 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.

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About Cilantro-Spinach Pesto

Course/Dish: Spreads
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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