A delicious creamy topping for chicken or fish. Can be served cold or hot. I personally prefer it cold on top of hot broiled lemon pepper mahi mahi with brown rice and steamed spinach. Garnish dish with cilantro leaves after topping with sauce.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend cilantro leaves, cream cheese, artichoke hearts, green onions, basil, jalapeno pepper, lemon juice, and salt in a blender until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

44.8 calories; 2.2 g protein; 2.7 g carbohydrates; 8.9 mg cholesterol; 152.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2014
LOVE THIS! I didn't have the artichokes but I will make sure I have them for next time. I did have a little difficulty blending everything in the blender but a splash of evoo fixed that issue. I used this to top potato pancakes and that was wonderful. This has a great light fresh flavor that I really REALLY enjoyed...This is a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2017
Good in its own right but not what I expected. With cilantro onions & jalapeño I expected a bit more zing. Also tried Amy's creamy cilantro on this site & preferred it as side dressing for chicken. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2014
LOVE THIS! I didn't have the artichokes but I will make sure I have them for next time. I did have a little difficulty blending everything in the blender but a splash of evoo fixed that issue. I used this to top potato pancakes and that was wonderful. This has a great light fresh flavor that I really REALLY enjoyed...This is a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2014
LOVE THIS! I didn't have the artichokes but I will make sure I have them for next time. I did have a little difficulty blending everything in the blender but a splash of evoo fixed that issue. I used this to top potato pancakes and that was wonderful. This has a great light fresh flavor that I really REALLY enjoyed...This is a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2014
This was an excellent pesto! Some folks might not be aware that a true pesto is an herb flavored sauce however since "basil" pesto became so popular first it is commonly assumed to be the only "true" pesto. HTH! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2014
Wonderful sauce but a bit misleading calling it "pesto". As pesto is a sauce made with basil pine nuts and olive oil. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2015
I used marinated artichoke equal amount of cilantro and basil and substituted whipping cream for cream cheese. It was the best pesto ever! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2017
Good in its own right but not what I expected. With cilantro onions & jalapeño I expected a bit more zing. Also tried Amy's creamy cilantro on this site & preferred it as side dressing for chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2016
Used 1/2 cup cream cheese no artichokes added a bit of EVOO. Makes more than a cup of sauce. Made it for a cold shrimp dipping sauce. This will be a nice creamy dressing for a future salad. Read More