Love cooking with herbs? Trying to figure out what to do with all of the fresh produce in your herb garden? Making this incredibly fresh and delicious Cilantro Pesto is a breeze.
If your herb garden is anything like mine, it's taking over. I'm getting creative with how I'm using my herbs, and I'm so excited with how this Cilantro Pesto recipe turned out!
What Makes This Cilantro Pesto So Great?
- Fresh. A super fresh flavor from a mix of delicious herbs.
- Easy. A simple no cook recipe.
- Low Carb. Only 2 carbs per serving.
- Vegetarian. This makes a great spread for bread or add-in to pasta if you're skipping the meat.
- Vegan. A great flavor boost for a Vegan main course or appetizer.
How Do You Eat Cilantro Pesto?
This Cilantro Pesto is going to be completely different than any other cilantro recipe you've ever had or tried. It's got such a different flavor profile than traditional basil pesto. It's perfect for so many different things, and I can't wait to see how you experiment with it!
If you're doing Keto, this Cilantro Pesto makes a great way to spice up some grilled meat. I'm constantly looking for new sauces and spreads to add to meat to change up the flavor. This is an excellent topping for grilled meat of any kind.
Can You Eat The Stems Of Cilantro?
Not only can you eat the stems of cilantro, but you also should. They are packed with just as much flavor as the leaves, they're tender, and it adds a little more texture to your pesto.
Can I Freeze Cilantro Pesto?
Yes. This Cilantro Pesto recipe freezes extremely well. So even if you make a big batch of this sauce to save your herbs from going bad, you can still freeze it to preserve your precious harvest even longer. Here's how to do it:
- Place your cilantro sauce in a freezer-safe bag and lay flat. When frozen in a thin layer, you can break small portions of this off to use when you need it without making a fresh batch.
- If you use larger amounts of this cilantro sauce for fish, chicken, or steak as a marinade, you can freeze larger quantities in a souper cube.
Other Ways To Use Cilantro
- Thai Gai Yang
- Air Fried Chicken Legs with Cilantro Pesto
- Jalapeno Cilantro Dressing
- Brazilian Moqueca
- Green Chutney
- Patra Ni Machhi
This Cilantro Pesto is so versatile and delicious. Whether you use it as a marinade for meat, or a spread for bread, you're guaranteed to love it. If you enjoy it as much as I do, make sure to share it with your friends on Facebook and Pinterest so they can try it too.
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Garam Masala
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) each of cumin seeds and coriander seeds
- 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) Roasted Pistachios
- 1/2 cilantro and 1/2 parsley
- Sub red wine vinegar for the lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) ras al hanout, sumac, or zataar
- Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until the you get a smooth sauce. Use this as as marinade for meats, or as a sauce to top grilled meats.
- Macros are for the whole recipe