Green Chile-Cilantro Pesto Sauce (Pasta)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by ihvhope

This comes from Cook's Country and I love everything from their magazine. I'm always looking for new pasta recipes, and I adore cilantro.

Top Review by Roxygirl in Colorado

I've just gotten hooked on "Cook's Country," so I was excited to give this a try. This was awfully tasty and I used it already for: Recipe #38156 and Recipe #117803. It added a lot of flavor to both! This pesto is SO flavorful it would be a great addition to any dish. The pepper gives a little "zip" but doesn't make it too spicy. Thanks Ihvhope, for posting this fabulous pesto- Roxygirl

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Puree cilantro, cheese, green chile, jalapeno, pine nuts, and garlic in food processor until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary.
  2. With processor running, add oil in steady stream until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss pesto with cooked pasta and reserved pasta cooking water, if necessary.

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