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Cilantro Pesto

Easy Cilantro Pesto

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This cilantro pesto has a delicious, herby flavor that is perfect on pasta, toasted bread, or tacos! It’s a great way to use up extra cilantro and it will add a bright, fresh flavor to any dish!


  • 1 bundle of cilantro (about 2 cups packed)
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
  • Salt to taste


  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. If you want a smoother pesto, you can add a little more olive oil or add a splash of water.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Keywords: cilantro pesto