I don’t think I could possibly describe in words how much I love cilantro or how much I love peanut sauces or how much I love making pesto. Not to mention how much I love eating pasta. This might just be heaven for me.
Plus, it’s a quick and budget-friendly meal. You can’t get much better than that – unless you could make it calorie free. In which case, I would eat the entire pound of pasta all by myself.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
Top make this recipe gluten free, swap your pasta for a gluten free pasta and use tamari sauce instead of soy sauce.
How to make cilantro peanut pesto
Just throw everything into the food processor , toss the pasta with the sauce and garnish with extra peanuts and cilantro. It really doesn’t get much easier than that.
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This pesto is an Asian inspired version of an Italian classic made with cilantro and other flavors that mimic those of a savory peanut sauce.
- 1 pound linguine or gluten-free pasta
- 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari sauce
- 3 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4–1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- Cilantro leaves
- Lime wedges
- Cook pasta according to package instructions.
- In a food processor , add all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth.
- Toss pasta with the sauce and serve with extra cilantro, peanuts and lime wedges.
Keywords: easy, dairy free, vegan, gluten free option
Recipe adapted by Our Best Bites.
Last Updated on December 29, 2020 by Melissa Belanger