Cilantro-Lemon Pesto

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Whats Cooking

A zesty twist to traditional pesto - This is an a great sauce to slather over a filet of salmon before baking, or to use for topping seafood with after cooking, tossing with pasta or rice, or pouring over steamed vegetables. It keeps its vivid green color, unlike basil pesto which tends to turn brownish.

Top Review by Juenessa

First of all, this is super easy to make--which is a big plus in my book! Second, it's versatile because I put some of the pesto over my steamed broccoli and then put the rest of it over tortellini and it was good on both. This pesto is very light and fresh tasting and something that I will make again. Thanks, What's Cooking?!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ingredients in food processor.
  2. Puree until ingredients are fully combined and the pesto has a smooth texture with no significant lumps (may still be just a little gritty). You may add additional olive oil if you like.
  3. May be served hot or at room temperature. Leftovers can be frozen in small tupperware containers or ice cube trays and thawed when you're ready to use.

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