Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cilantro Pesto Pasta

Pesto is a such a versatile dish that you can make it with any greens and it will still taste awesome. I already made it with parsley , kale, spinach of course basil too. But one day didn't had any of this and still wanted to make pesto then I see I have lot of cilantro (coriander leaves) so thought why not to make pesto with this. I added almond and cashews together instead of just almonds and it taste awesome too.

Ingredients :

2 cups washed and just leaves of fresh coriander leaves
1/4 cup almond and cashews
1 clove of garlic peeled
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of one lime
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup EVOO
2 cups boiled penne pasta
1 carrot chopped
1/2 onion chopped
Few black olives
Few chopped artichokes
As per taste salt , pepper and Artichokes hearts
1 tbsp. olive oil


In a blender,  add cilantro leaves, almond, cashews, garlic, salt and pepper, lime juice and pulse it or puree it.
Add olive oil and make a fine puree or pulse it more.
Take it in bowl and mix it Parmesan cheese.
You can use it for spread or even grill the vegetables , I use it for my pasta.

For Pasta :

In a pan, add oil and add all the vegetables , cook for a minute or two. Add  pesto in it and cook for a minute.

Now add cooked pasta and mix it and season it.

Serve it hot and sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top of it.

The Veg Hog.
Eat your greens

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  1. This sounds like a really nice pesto. I will have to book mark and try.

  2. Fusion of flavours .. nice to try out something different for a change.

  3. I love pesto ..this pasta looks so yummy

  4. Corainder aka cilatro is one of my fave herbs and I'd love this for lunch any time, thanks for sharing with eat your greens the round up will be up soon. Please note only one entry is accepted.

  5. Cilantro pesto looks delicious, love it thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, tweeting.


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