Monday, April 23, 2012

Cilantro Pesto

I believe at some point in my life I said the following: "How can anyone eat Cilantro?"

There must have been something dysfunctional with my taste-buds pre-pregnancy...

Now when I see Cilantro on sale, I can't grab it fast enough. I just snagged a bag of Cilantro for .99, and it was the equivalent of 2 bunches!

Just beautiful!

I am in LOVE with Pesto, so I decided to make it - but substitute cilantro for the basil.

After processing it all together, there was something missing. I threw in a couple of green onions and crossed my fingers...

It was heaven on my tastebuds!

What to do with Cilantro Pesto? Well, let me share what we did with it. :)

Bagel Pizzas with Cilantro Pesto, Mozzarella, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Chicken and Salsa. Scrumptious!

Smoked Pork Tacos with Tomatoes, Colby Jack and of course - Cilantro Pesto. These were ridiculously good. :)

And last but not least, Cilantro Pesto and Mozzarella Quesadillas. The perfect little snack!

Recipe for Cilantro Pesto


Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories said...

I love cilantro! Definitely gonna try this.

Kiri W. said...

Haha, I adore cilantro, personally :) But my wife can't stand the smell, so I've seen both sides ;)

Suzi said...

I used to feel the same way about cilantro but the more you try it the better it tastes. Love that quesadilla! said...

Interesting and delicious pesto. Got curious of what this pesto would taste like and would love to try it. I think Bagel pizza fits my taste =)

Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet said...

I love making homemade cilantro pesto! One of my faves! This looks great! I like to make a big batch and freeze. Just used some tonight in a salad dressing.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Glad to see few other people other than me liking cilantro. Being an Indian decent, I just love the cilantro flavor. You can also use this pesto as a chutney for sandwiches. great for lunchboxes. If someone like spice, just throw in a seeded jalapeno for extra flavor. Visit my blog 'My Cooking Journey' at Thanks.

Food for Hunters said...

That looks amazing! I find it weird how some people can't eat cilantro, but I've read it's due to genetics. Some people taste it differently. We love cilantro! Rick is half Mexican so it's a must-have for him.

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