Pasta With Cilantro-Peanut Pesto

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This appeared in the June 2012 edition of *Everyday Food*; I've found quite a number of quick, easy and delicious recipes in this magazine over the years. Since there are just two of us, I only cooked up 1/2 a box of linguine, but made the full amount of pesto, so I don't know how it would work if one used the full box. But I liked it, and so did the DH!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor, combine cilantro, garlic, ginger, vegetable and sesame oils, red-pepper flakes, lime zest and juice, brown sugar, and ¼ cup peanuts. Pulse until a coarse paste forms. Season with soy sauce and pulse to combine.
  2. In a large bowl, toss pesto with pasta. Roughly chop remaining peanuts and sprinkle over pasta along with cilantro leaves.