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

Keywords for this recipe:PastaPestoVariationItalyCorianderCashew
For 200 g, you will need:

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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
11 min.15 min.26 min.
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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 fresh coriander (cilantro) 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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, in an airtight jar.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,034 Kcal or 4,329 Kj29 gr19 gr94 gr
52 %11 %2 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
544 Kcal or 2,278 Kj15 gr10 gr49 gr
27 %6 %1 %7 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 200 g : 2.02 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan)Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, Roast Brussels sprouts with sage and lemon, Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan, Cashew-nut and Parmesan biscuits, Curried prawn risotto, ... All
Cashew nutsCashew nuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spinach and cashew brik rolls, Cauliflower curry, Beetroot salad with cashew nuts, Crispy spinach rolls, Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Express chilli con carne, "Oeufs rabattus" with leeks, Tomatoes Provençal, Beans with tomatoes, Tomato meat balls, ... All
Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Gravlax, Hollandaise sauce, Corn salad with croutons, Green hummus, Sautéed pork with mushrooms in a cream sauce., ... All
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