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a jar of cilantro pesto next to a stalk of cilantro
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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!

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 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


  • 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.


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


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 342mg