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Coriander and cashew nut pesto


Coriander and cashew nut pesto
You are probably familiar with the classic pesto,made with basil and pine nuts. I'd like to tempt you with a rather different (but quite delicious) version, made with coriander and cashew nuts.
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Last modified on: December 9th 2018

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
11 min.15 min.26 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, in an airtight jar.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 15 min.
Coriander and cashew nut pesto : Photo of step #1
Spread 50 g cashew nuts on a baking sheet and in the oven at 300°F (150°C) to toast for 15 minutes.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Coriander and cashew nut pesto : Photo of step #2
Pick the leaves off 1 bunch coriander into a high-sided receptacle.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Coriander and cashew nut pesto : Photo of step #3
Add the toasted cashew nuts, the grated 50 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan), 4 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 pinches vitamin C, salt and pepper.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Coriander and cashew nut pesto : Photo of step #4
Blend together until you obtain a lovely smooth, green paste,

Stage 5
Coriander and cashew nut pesto : Photo of step #5
Your coriander and cashew nut pesto is ready. You can use it in the same dishes and recipes as a classic pesto.

Remarks

The quantities are for guidance, so do feel free to adapt them suit your taste and habits.

The vitamin C is not essential, but it does stop the pesto from oxidising so rapidly and helps to keeps its green colour.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tender tuna, Cubed salad, Tomato pesto, Tzatziki, Sea bass with coriander cream en papillote, ... All

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