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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cilantro Almond Pesto | Pesto Sauce Recipe

Cilantro Almond Pesto Recipe
We are just back from a short holiday which we were planning since long and I'm happy that it finally happened :) We had many cherish able and memorable moments that I am struggling to get back to the routine now....hope it doesnt take time with mittus school reopening tomorrow after her 5 day vacation. So stay tuned for the pics...but guess it will take time to sort out the pics first :)

Happened to see a almond pesto recipe in a magazine, I tweaked it and came up with this recipe....The pesto recipe is a very simple yet delicious pasta recipes I've ever tasted. This is sure a healthy alternate to the cheesy pasta recipes, so do give a try and see.
Cilantro Almond Pesto Recipe


Cilantro Almond Pesto Recipe - Ingredients

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 15 mins


Fusilli pasta - 3/4 cup
Cilantro(Coriander leaves) - 1/2 cup packed
Almonds(Badam) - 15
Garlic - 3 pearls halved
Green Chillies - 1 chopped
Olive oil - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

Cilantro Almond Pesto Recipe
Method:
1.Soak almonds in hot water for 5mins, then peel off the skin and keep aside. Cook pasta with enough water(till immersing level) along with oil and salt.
Cilantro Almond Pesto Recipe - Step1
2.Drain water and set aside. In a pan, dry roast garlic and green chillies - switch off, cool down and grind it along with cilantro and almonds.
Cilantro Almond Pesto Recipe - Step2
3.Grind it to a semi coarse paste. Sprinkle little water to make it like chutney consistency. Transfer the cilantro almond pesto to cooked pasta , add salt and mix well until the pesto is coated well with the pesto.
Cilantro Almond Pesto Recipe - Step3
The fresh flavour of cilantro and roasted garlic with almonds - should say it took the pasta to a whole new level.

Cilantro Almond Pesto Recipe
My Notes:
  • You can use the pesto for any type of pasta.
  • The pesto can be made in advance and stored(refrigerated). It keeps well for 3 days.
  • Adding oil while cooking pasta always helps to avoid sticking.
Cilantro Almond Pesto Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

40 comments:

  1. Pesto sounds really flavorful n delicious...gonna try this soon!! BG, props n presentation makes it even more appetizing n pleasing to eyes!! Very nice pics!!

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  2. Delicious and yummy pesto. Wonderful recipe.
    Deepa

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  3. Love this healthy and delicious Pesto.. Makes the pasta tempting and delicious with less calories..

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  4. Hope you had a great holiday,the pesto recipe seems quite simple!

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  5. This sounds very simple and easy. Neat clicks and hope u had a wonderful holiday

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  6. I make cilantro pesto often, even eat it as a sandwich spread.. this looks so good an love that light green colour!

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  7. I love almond-cilantro combo too!!Creamy & mouthwatering!!!
    Prathima Rao
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  8. Cilantro pesto sounds interesting....simple and easy.

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  9. never tried other than basil pesto...this sounds delicious ......lovely presentation...

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  10. Very flavourful and fantastic pesto,inviting.

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  11. Pesto I love it! anytime! that's my favourite way to hv my pasta
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  12. pesto teams up so beautifully with pasta. i often make pesto at home and we have it like a chutney spread or dip. nice to know you took a break. we all need it at times :-)

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  13. Excellent and irresistible,makes me hungry..

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  14. Yummy pesto. love this flavor idea :)

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  15. Inviting clicks,flavorful and yum

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  16. Looks super tempting and perfect.. truly delicious :)
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  17. Very nice pesto..love the cilantro and almond combo

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  18. Beautiful presentations. Loved the way you have played with white and green colors!

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  19. truly delicious


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  20. Glad that you had a wonderful vacation. Pasta looks homey and inviting !!

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  21. Love the flavour of pesto. Awesome clicks.

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  22. simply tempting and tasty:)

    Saraswathy Balakrishnan
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  23. it looks very delicious! will try it today :)

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  24. Hi Sharmi, really interesting take on the regular pesto...I've bookmarked the recipe and gonna try it soon..but was wondering if it would be a little too bland for my spice loving hubby...pls advice if i can add any chutney to perk it up?

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  25. Looks very delicious..
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  26. I have tried only once and not lucky to get it right, this sounds delicious and love the way u made the fork stand :)

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  27. @K : The cilantro and garlic flavour dominates so I suggest you to give a try and see...am sure it will not be bland

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  28. Hope you enjoyed your vacation...and what a lovely way to start the routine again!

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  29. Wow Pasta recipes are too good., I was searching for pasta Finally got ur blog :) Thanks a ton :)

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  30. I tried this and loved it ...simple& healthy ...can make it in a jiffy...thanx :)

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