Green Chile Cilantro Pesto

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by PaulaG

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!

Top Review by TxGriffLover

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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