Cilantro Pesto



3/4 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 43
Caloriesfromfat 73 %
Fat 3.5 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 1.8 g
Carbohydrate 1.1 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 226 mg
Calcium 59 mg


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


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.