Cilantro Pesto Recipe
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"Feel free to make this simple pesto ahead of time and freeze it." This brightly colored pesto tastes as fresh as it looks! Karen Deaver, Babylon Village, NY
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Cooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 152 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place cilantro and cheese in a food processor; cover and pulse until chopped. Add walnuts and lime juice; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Serve with shrimp. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Cilantro Pesto in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p46

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