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Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto in a mason jar

5 from 4 reviews

This inexpensive cilantro pesto made with almonds is a simple, easy way to use extra cilantro. It’s vegan, dairy free, and paleo approved.

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds (or 2/3 cup whole almonds)
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro, large stems removed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredient in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth, scraping sides as needed.
  3. Adjust seasoning with salt & pepper, to taste.

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