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Mexican Cilantro Pesto

Food Network Canada
PREP TIME
10 min

This pesto is best served over pasta, chicken, shrimp or vegetables. It can also be spread on bread.

Yields 1 1/2 cups.

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Ingredients

4
cups fresh cilantro, leaves and tender stems
¼
cup walnut halves
½
cup olive oil
2
cloves garlic
1
jalapeño, halved, stemmed and seeded
¼
cup crumbled cotija cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Directions

Notes

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Step 1

Add the cilantro, walnuts, olive oil, garlic and jalapeño to a blender or food processor. Blend until a smooth, thick paste forms, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cotija and pulse to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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