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Edamame-Cilantro Pesto

Yield 1 cup (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
Cilantro stands in for basil in this Asian-inspired herb paste. Edamame replaces nuts and most of the oil found in traditional pesto. Serve with salmon burgers and broiled or grilled fish and poultry.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup frozen blanched shelled edamame (green soy beans), thawed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon green curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 35
  • caloriesfromfat 44 %
  • fat 1.7 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.5 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 2.2 g
  • carbohydrate 2.6 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 226 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.