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Pecan Cilantro Pesto

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a variation of the classic pesto made with cilantro and pecans rather than basil and pine nuts."
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10 m servings 454
Original recipe yields 2 servings (1 /2 cup)


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  1. Remove and discard the big stems from the cilantro and place it into the bowl of a food processor. Add garlic and pecans. Pulse until finely chopped. Season with pepper and then continue to process while drizzling in the olive oil to your desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 454 calories; 48.6 6 3.5 0 14 Full nutrition

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Pretty good...a different twist on pesto. Next time I make it I think it will taste good with some lime juice added for a bit of a tang.

a very nice taste...needed a little more evoo and added a little salt to taste.

My friend Matt made this and recommends using another type of nut. He topped chicken with the pesto and baked 1 hr. He reports the pecan tasted too strong for the first few bites, but ended up ...

Very good. I tried this and the second time, I used 1/4 c. mandarin oranges instead of the oil. I drizzled the mandarin juice for consistency. This recipe can be used with pecans, walnuts or...

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