Cilantro Pesto recipe

10 Jul
 I made this for dinner tonight with cilantro from the garden and it was a big hit!  My stepmom makes the best cilantro sauce and this recipe I found on is almost as tasty!


  • 1 (16 ounce) package farfalle pasta
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and return water to a boil. Cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain well.
  2. In an electric food processor or blender, blend cilantro, garlic, vinegar, Parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper, nuts, and salt. Add 1/4 cup of the olive oil, and blend the pesto. Add more olive oil until the pesto reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Pour pesto in a small saucepan and warm over low heat, stirring constantly, until pesto begins to simmer. Pour over cooked pasta and toss.

One Response to “Cilantro Pesto recipe”

  1. amy@afternoonpopcornsnack July 11, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Oh, wow! Yummy!! We will enjoy this! Thanks for sharing.

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