Cilantro Pesto

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 43
  • Calories from fat: 73%
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 226mg
  • Calcium: 59mg


  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ounces grated fresh Parmesan cheese (1/2 cup)
  • 1 ounce fresh cilantro leaves (about 2 cups loosely packed)
  • 2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil


  1. Place onions and next 8 ingredients (through cilantro) in a food processor, and process until finely minced. With processor on, slowly pour oil through food chute, and process until well blended.
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