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cilantro pesto recipe with almonds
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Cilantro Pesto Recipe

Quick and easy pesto sauce recipe made with fresh cilantro leaves, onions and chilies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: world
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 358kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 2 tablepoons walnuts optional
  • 1.5 cups cilantro leaves tightly packed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 green chilies
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • Dry roast almonds in a hot skillet or tava for 3-4 minutes. Let cool
  • Transfer to a mixer or blender jar or food processor. Blend along with roughly chopped coriander leaves, onions, chilies and salt. Finally add olive oil and blend again.
  • Store cilantro pesto in clean jar and use a s required.


Calories: 358kcal