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A pesto with a little kick using a favorite snack I found at Trader Joe's -- Chili-Lime Cashews -- nummy! This pesto is great on pasta or with shrimp or fish. Brush on meat, chicken, or fish before grilling.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
3 mins
total:
18 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put the cilantro, parsley, lime juice, cashews, olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and grated cheese into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture is smooth, 8 to 10 pulses. If mixture is too thick, add more olive oil; if too thin, add more cashews.n

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  • Pour into 4 one-cup freezer containers. Use one container within a few days; freeze the others for later.n

Tips

Use plain roasted cashews if you can't find chili-lime cashews.

Serving suggestion: I put a dozen cooked shrimp, 2 cups cooked pasta, some frozen veggies and pesto in the microwave for 4 minutes until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 3.6g; fat 11.8g; cholesterol 3mg; sodium 246.2mg. Full Nutrition
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