Cilantro and pepitas make an interesting alternative to basil and pine nuts in a simple pesto. Stir this cilantro pesto into a grain bowl or serve with chicken or fish.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2020


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cilantro, parsley, Manchego, pepitas, lime juice, garlic and salt in a food processor. Pulse until very finely chopped. With the motor running, slowly add oil in a steady stream; process until smooth, about 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides, if necessary, and process once more until smooth.


Nutrition Facts

103.3 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 1.5g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.5g 2% DV; sugars 0.2g; fat 10.4g 16% DV; saturated fat 1.6g 8% DV; cholesterol 3.8mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 813.8IU 16% DV; vitamin c 10mg 17% DV; folate 12.1mcg 3% DV; calcium 12.5mg 1% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 7.1mg 3% DV; potassium 71.5mg 2% DV; sodium 92.3mg 4% DV; thiamin -1mg -100% DV.