Cilantro Pesto


  • 1 bunch cilantro

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 1 1/2 ounces pine nuts

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/8 to 1/4 cups grated Parmesan

  • Salt and pepper


  1. Put the cilantro in a food processor and pulse until chopped. Add the garlic and pine nuts and pulse to combine. Add about half the olive oil and blend until a paste begins to form. Add remaining olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

  2. Taste, season with salt and pepper, and add pine nuts, garlic, parmesan, salt or pepper as needed. Toss with pasta or serve on toasted bread.