Cilantro itself is low in calories, and thought to help with disease prevention and health promotion. Its deep green leaves contain antioxidants and fiber, as well as beneficial essential oils. Cilantro is a good source of vitamins and minerals, and is one of the richest herbal sources of vitamin K. Both tasty and health beneficial, the cilantro pesto is good on any number of dishes from pasta to potatoes, and summer salads. It would also make a mighty delicious sandwich spread.

Cilantro Pesto [Vegan]

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  • 2 cups cilantro
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Add all ingredients to a high speed blender. Slowly increase speed to high, blend for approximately 1 minute.


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