Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cilantro Pesto (Frugal Food Thursday)

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I bought a bunch of cilantro this week for a new recipe that I thought I've have posted here today.  But things have been pretty crazy here at the Frugal Follies household, so I think the new recipe will have to wait until next week!

Instead, I'm posting my recipe for cilantro pesto, which is a cheaper yet delicious substitute for basil pesto.  I'll definitely be making it soon with the leftover cilantro from my recipe!

Here's the pesto recipe:


1 bunch cilantro
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, peeled
pinch of salt
pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Remove leaves from the cilantro stems.  In a food processor place the cilantro leaves and the other ingredients.  Process until smooth.

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Anonymous,  May 9, 2013 at 9:02 AM  

Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you're having a great week!

Ann Kroeker May 10, 2013 at 8:37 AM  

Would you serve this with pasta just as you would basil pesto? I was at a local Italian restaurant, and the waiter and I were chatting about the pesto. "Do you like it?" I asked.

"I....well, I prefer cilantro pesto."

"Cilantro pesto? I never would have thought of making pesto from cilantro!"

"It is SO good. You should try it. Nothing else compares."

And then here you are telling me how to make it! Handy!

Diane Balch May 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM  

I have been cooking a lot with cilantro lately we really seem to love the taste. I never thought of making a pesto with great idea. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

Miz Helen May 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM  

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Unknown May 14, 2013 at 10:22 AM  

Thanks for coming by and linking up to Good Tastes Tuesday Recipe Link Party on Golden Reflections Blog!!

Unknown May 14, 2013 at 9:44 PM  

YUM! I love cilantro - and never thought of making it into pesto!

Found you at kathe with an e

Kathy May 15, 2013 at 5:01 PM  

This sounds so fresh and delicious! Amazing recipes shared here ! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Unknown May 15, 2013 at 5:36 PM  

Hi! Found you on Tutorial Tues link up. I love Cilantro, so I am sure I would love this. Pinned and now following via G+
~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

Diane Balch May 17, 2013 at 8:39 AM  

Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being featured today on foodie friday. I will be pinning and tweeting it too this week. Thank you again for sharing it with us.

Love Bakes Good Cakes May 20, 2013 at 11:57 PM  

Your pesto sounds wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends :) I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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