Tagliatelle with Coriander Pesto


Fresh tagliatelli, coated in a delicious and nutty homemade coriander (cilantro) pesto! Perfect and scrumptious side dish or vegetarian main dish!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 side dish servings


  • 1 bunch chopped fresh cilantro

  • 6 tablespoons pine nuts

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste

  • cup crumbled feta cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 (12 ounce) package dry tagliatelle or wide fettucine pasta

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place the cilantro, pine nuts, lemon juice, feta cheese, salt, and black pepper into the work bowl of a food processor, and pulse several times to mince the ingredients. Drizzle in 1/2 cup of olive oil with the machine running, and process until the pesto is a slightly textured paste.

  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the tagliatelle pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  3. Place the cooked pasta into a large serving bowl, and toss with the pesto. Drizzle a bit of extra-virgin olive oil over the pasta, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

663 Calories
39g Fat
65g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 663
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 51%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 319mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.