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Cilantro Pesto


From EatingWell:  May/June 1995

Try this delicious pesto on grilled fish or burgers.

About 2/3 cup | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes



  1. Toast almonds in a small, dry skillet over medium heat, stirring or shaking the pan almost constantly, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove almonds from the pan and let cool slightly.
  2. Drop garlic into a food processor or blender with the motor running. Add the toasted almonds and process until ground. Add cilantro, salt and pepper; process until finely chopped. With the motor running, gradually add oil, yogurt and lime juice; process until the mixture forms a paste. Taste and adjust seasonings.


Per 2-tablespoon serving : 71 Calories; 7 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 2 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 117 mg Sodium; 60 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 1 fat

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