Cilantro Pesto

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 8 mg
Calories 125
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 14 g
Fiber 0 g
Iron 0 mg
Protein 0 mg
Satfat 2 g
Sodium 197 mg


3 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 cups fresh cilantro, lightly packed
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Place the garlic and cilantro in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. With the processor running, slowly add the oils, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.

Place the pesto in an airtight container and freeze for up to 4 months. To thaw, microwave on low for 2 to 3 minutes.

Jane Kirby,

Real Simple

December 2002
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