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Cilantro Pesto Recipe

Cilantro Pesto Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.