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The Most Delicious Cilantro Pesto (Nut-Free)

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Super healthy, easy, delicious and vibrant green Cilantro Pesto perfect as a dip, topping, on pizza and pasta or any way you would use your favorite condiment! Nut-free.

 Super healthy, easy, delicious and vibrant green Cilantro Pesto perfect as a dip, topping, on pizza and pasta or any way you would use your favorite condiment! #pesto #cilantro #cilantropesto #sauce #green #healthy #condiment #vegetarian

Oh my, is this delish! I whipped up this delightful pesto when I had an excess of cilantro, and boy am I glad that I did…

Not only is it magnificently tasty, it is amazingly versatile too. I’ve used it as a dip, a pizza sauce, and a topping for quinoa, and all were out of this world delicious!

And, did you know that cilantro has many amazing superpower medicinal benefits? Not only does it contain a lot of antioxidants, it also lowers bad cholesterol levels & detoxifies heavy metals from the body! How can you go wrong there?!

I will definitely be making this refreshing little creation a lot in the future, and if you choose to give it a go, I am certain you will too. . .

 Super healthy, easy, delicious and vibrant green Cilantro Pesto perfect as a dip, topping, on pizza and pasta or any way you would use your favorite condiment! #pesto #cilantro #cilantropesto #sauce #green #healthy #condiment #vegetarian

 Super healthy, easy, delicious and vibrant green Cilantro Pesto perfect as a dip, topping, on pizza and pasta or any way you would use your favorite condiment! #pesto #cilantro #cilantropesto #sauce #green #healthy #condiment #vegetarian

 Super healthy, easy, delicious and vibrant green Cilantro Pesto perfect as a dip, topping, on pizza and pasta or any way you would use your favorite condiment! #pesto #cilantro #cilantropesto #sauce #green #healthy #condiment #vegetarian

 Super healthy, easy, delicious and vibrant green Cilantro Pesto perfect as a dip, topping, on pizza and pasta or any way you would use your favorite condiment! #pesto #cilantro #cilantropesto #sauce #green #healthy #condiment #vegetarian

 Super healthy, easy, delicious and vibrant green Cilantro Pesto perfect as a dip, topping, on pizza and pasta or any way you would use your favorite condiment! #pesto #cilantro #cilantropesto #sauce #green #healthy #condiment #vegetarian

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a jar of cilantro pesto next to a stalk of cilantro

Cilantro Pesto

Super healthy, easy, delicious and vibrant green Cilantro Pesto perfect as a dip, topping, on pizza and pasta or any way you would use your favorite condiment!


5 from 2 votes
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cilantro stems trimmed
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender & mix until smooth.
  • Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Salted or unsalted sunflower seeds can be used. Just be certain to adjust the added salt accordingly (by taste).

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 342mg
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Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, and recipe developer who calls Arizona home. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical gluten-free vegetarian dishes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.

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