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Cilantro Pesto

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Easy homemade cilantro pesto made with fresh cilantro, pepitas, olive oil, lime juice, and garlic. Serve with grilled meats, tacos, vegetables, eggs, salads, and more!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pesto
Servings: 16
Calories: 48kcal


  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/3 cup pepitas
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of 1 large lime
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


  • In a blender or food processor, combine the cilantro, olive oil, pepitas, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary.


If you want a kick, you can add in one diced jalapeño.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg