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Italian | Cilantro-Walnut Pesto

Revised on May 30, 2014

Use on pasta, I sometimes add in sundried tomatoes after blended.

cilantro-walnut pesto


1 cup packed fresh cilantro

1/2 cup fresh basil

1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley

3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup toasted walnuts

2 cloves garlic, or more to taste

red pepper flakes, to taste

kosher sea salt, to taste

freshly ground pepper, to taste

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil



Put all ingredients up to olive oil in a food processor fitted with the knife blade. Blend until fairly smooth. While machine is running slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Blend to desired consistency. Adjust salt and pepper.


(Ref. Sur La Table's "Cilantro and Walnut Pesto" recipe, "Introduction to Sauces" class.)