Cilantro Pesto Recipe

    Cilantro Pesto in a jar

    While pesto is usually made with basil, this cilantro pesto is just as delicious and a nice twist on the classic version.

    Unlike basil pesto, this cilantro pesto recipe doesn’t utilize garlic or parmesan. Instead, you get great flavor from the ginger and rice vinegar.

    The great thing about making any kind of pesto is that it can be whipped up quickly in a food processor. Once your pasta has cooked, you simply toss the sauce with the pasta and it’s ready to eat.

    You can also serve this cilantro pesto on grilled chicken or fish, or spread it on toasted pieces of baguette for a quick and delicious crostini.


    Cook time: 0 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
    2. Toss with pasta or veggies.

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    Updated Beeta Hashempour on 6/27/2018

    By the time she was 28, Andrea was diagnosed with thyroid disease, which she credits as her motivation to embark on a healthier lifestyle through natural and sustainable food choices. Her health improved after two years of natural food choices and therapies; those adjustments became the catalysts that changed her life and profession. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she currently teaches her mission to encourage a healthier world through nutritious meal solutions. Andrea is a Natural Nutritionist and Holistic Health Counselor accredited with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is also the author of her self-published book, “The Whole Truth,” and her follow-up cookbook, “The Whole Truth Eating And Recipe Guide.” Andrea Beaman is the host of Wise Up! and Fed Up! on Z Living.