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Cilantro Pesto

Real Simple DECEMBER 2002

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 8mg
  • Calories: 125
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Carbohydrate: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Iron: 0mg
  • Protein: 0mg
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 197mg
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