This is a variation of the classic pesto made with cilantro and pecans rather than basil and pine nuts.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
1 /2 cup
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

454 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 6g; fat 48.6g; sodium 13.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2008
a very nice taste...needed a little more evoo and added a little salt to taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2010
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. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2008
a very nice taste...needed a little more evoo and added a little salt to taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2008
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 tasting OK. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2014
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 pine nuts. Sometimes I use basil leaves instead of cilantro for a different taste. I used pesto on chicken breasts and also on pork chops. My family loved it! ENJOY! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2014
Add 2 Tbs jalapeños diced for a kick Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2020
Was ok. I used twice the cilantro, 1 cup pine nuts and about ? cup olive oil as I prefer a thicker sauce. Felt it needed another flavour to offset the bitterness of the cilantro so I added ½ cup Parmesan. Perfect. Will make this again and next time will try adding lime or lemon juice. Read More
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