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Cilantro Pesto

 Cilantro Pesto
"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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons (calculated without shrimp) equals 152 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.