Recipe by Amber
"A different twist on pesto."
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toasted sliced almonds
fresh cilantro leaves
fresh lemon juice
crushed red pepper flakes
salt and ground black pepper to taste
This one is a real crowd pleaser! My personal touch: add fresh basil to the pesto then throw it into the oven with jalapeno cheese on top to really spice things up. Caution: this one is really hot!
Kind of weird
I used pine nuts instead of almonds. This has great taste, and is easy to make. I put some pesto into mushroom caps, and baked until heated through. It made great appetizers!
Loved the idea! Had to change it - only had a cup of cilantro so i used a little less oil and nuts. Used a mix of almonds, cashews and sunflower seeds instead of just almonds. Turned out delicious!!!
Simply amazing! I keep a batch in the fridge, and use it to top salmon or chicken breasts before baking in the oven. Really excellent flavor, and super easy too. Thanks, Amber!
Used pine nuts because we did not have almonds. Turned out great. I never thought to make pesto with cilantro - what a wonderful idea.
i don't like regular pesto but cilantro is my favorite and almonds too. i love the sound of this i know my family will love it. i will make one batch without the peppers flakes so my kids can enjoy it too. thank you so much. i am going to make so much of this and give it out as gifts. thank you thank you for this recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spicy Cilantro Pesto
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 148
** Calories from Fat: 141
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