Cilantro Pesto

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Tags: Healthful, Healthy, Sauce
Course: Side Dish
A unique take on a classic - cilantro pesto - adds a great unexpected flavor to chicken, pork or rice and beans. Great without cheese, but nothing like it with a hearty serving of grated parmesan over pasta or grilled veggies!


  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro washed and de-stemmed
  • 1/3 cup pistachios
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil.
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 grated parmesan cheese optional


  • Wash the cilantro.
  • Separate the cilantro leaves and soft stems from stronger stems.
  • Set aside to dry on a towel.
  • Combine the pistachios, garlic, grapeseed oil, salt and pepper in blender.
  • Blend until combined.
  • Add the cilantro leaves.
  • Blend until well blended to desired thickness.
  • If serving over pasta, add grated cheese.


Great with pasta, grilled veggies, chicken or pork, or as a dip with fresh veggies. Great with black beans and rice.

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