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    Green Chile Cilantro Pesto

    Green Chile Cilantro Pesto. Photo by Sharlene~W

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    15 mins

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    5 mins

    PaulaG's Note:

    This is no ordinary pesto! This is pesto New Mexico style. Recipe comes from Real New Mexico Chile Cookbook by Sandy Szwarc. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. 1
      In a blender or food processor add the chiles, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, nuts, olive oil, and garlic.
    2. 2
      Puree until amost smooth. Stir in the grated cheese, taste and adjust salt to taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 05, 2007


      This is SO good! I love pesto, and cilantro makes a very special and different pesto. We had it over pasta, but I can see many possibilities with this recipe. You have so many good recipes, PaulaG. Thanks!

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    • on February 06, 2007


      What a fantastic idea! I got a panini maker for Christmas and tagged this recipe in Zaar tag because I thought it might be good on a roast beef panini with some asiago cheese. I had a difficult time getting cilantro because of a recent freeze here in California. As a result, I only made 1/4th of the recipe (yielded a little over 1 cup). The flavor was absolutely wonderful. I can really see the possibilities. It was great as a dip with tortilla chips (kind of like a flavorful guacamole), the roast beef sandwich was heaven...I even think it would be tasty on pasta or toast triangles. Highly recommended (5 cups would be a lot though!).

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    Nutritional Facts for Green Chile Cilantro Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (915 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 506.1
    Calories from Fat 414
    Total Fat 46.0 g
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    Cholesterol 17.6 mg
    Sodium 316.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 6.6 g
    Protein 13.7 g

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    lime zest

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