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How To Make Cilantro Pesto


  • 5 cups cilantro leaves picked washed and patted dry
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt & pepper


  • Place cilantro leaves, walnuts and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Process for around 20 seconds.
  • Continue to process whilst slowly pouring in the olive oil.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and process for a few more seconds, repeat if necessary until the cilantro has been blended up.
  • Add the parmesan and lemon juice and process for 20 seconds.
  • Season with salt and pepper and pulse, adjust until the seasoning is correct.