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Cilantro Pesto

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A tasty pesto recipe with a variety of uses!


  • 1 cup (packed) organic cilantro leaves, large stems removed
  • 1/3 cup pistachios (if you don’t have pistachios on hand you can use almonds, walnuts, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil*
  • 1 clove garlic (use 1/2 a clove if you find raw garlic too strong)
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. In a food processor or blender, process the cilantro, pistachios, oil, and garlic until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cheese.


*Add more oil if you prefer a more oily pesto.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 177
  • Sugar: 0.25g
  • Sodium: 133mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 3.8g