Pesto Sauce Recipe: How to Make Pesto Sauce: Easy Dinner Recipes

Pesto sauce recipe: Try my Cilantro Cashew Pesto!

My tasty pesto sauce recipe requires only a few simple, fresh ingredients and a food processor or blender. This recipe for pesto rocks because not only does it taste great,It’s an excellent healthy flavoring for many easy dinner recipes. it’s also really great for you!

pesto sauce recipe

pesto sauce recipe

My pesto sauce recipe is versatile.

It’s an excellent healthy flavoring for salads and for rice, fish, and chicken dishes and for quesadillas.

It’s the key ingredient in this Cilantro Pesto Chicken:

Cilantro Pesto Chicken

Cilantro Pesto Chicken

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How to make pesto sauce :

To make my Cilantro Cashew Pesto, you will need:

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 3 cups cleaned and washed cilantro leaves
  • Juice and zest of 2 large limes
  • 1 jalapeno (everything but the stem – if this is too spicy, substitute with 1/3 of an anaheim or poblano pepper)
  • Fresh ground pepper & sea salt to taste (optional)


  1. Blend lime juice & cashews in a food processor or powerful blender until smooth.
  2. Add jalapeno, salt & pepper to mixture & blend again until smooth.
  3. Add cilantro one cup at a time to mixture & blend until mixed thoroughly.

Makes about 4 cups. A great option is to freeze the leftovers for use at another time.

pesto sauce recipe

pesto sauce recipe

Suggested uses:

Try my pesto sauce recipe as a flavoring for salads and for rice, fish, and chicken dishes and for quesadillas.

See Also Healthy chicken recipes for dinner


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