Cilantro-Pistachio Pesto

January 20, 2011

Author Notes: I originally created this pesto to go with a quinoa & summer veggie dish on my blog (link to recipe:, but I've had several readers tell me they use it in many other dishes. This can be used as a sauce for pastas or grains like quinoa, over grilled fish or chicken, or even as a cool, refreshing dip for vegetables. Warning: may cause severe pesto addiction!PoorGirlEatsWell

Makes: 1.5 cups


  • 2.5 cups cilantro
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • .5 teaspoons salt
In This Recipe


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor (or hand blender container) and puree until smooth.

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