Cilantro Pesto

Notes: Use in one of the cheese tortas or mix with 3 tablespoons olive oil and serve as a spread for bread.


Makes 1/2 to 2/3 cup

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Nutritional Information

Calories 28
Caloriesfromfat 79 %
Protein 1.3 g
Fat 2.4 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 1 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Sodium 21 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 1/2 cups cups coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup salted roasted peanuts
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot chili flakes
1/2 to 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
Salt and pepper


In a food processor, whirl cilantro, peanuts, chili flakes, and garlic. (Or with a knife, mince cilantro, nuts, chili, and garlic.) Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.


November 2001