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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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).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Cashew nutsCashew nuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spinach and cashew brik rolls, Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts, Crispy spinach rolls, Cauliflower curry, ... All
Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan)Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Roast Brussels sprouts with sage and lemon, Rice à l'italienne, Julia salad, Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise, Brussels sprout salad, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cretan Bread, Chorba, Chicken pie, Penne with Mushrooms, Leek and Jerusalem artichoke soup, ... All
Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Julia salad, Salmon chard rolls, Cauliflower tabouleh, Lebanese Tabbouleh, Tomato ladybirds, ... All

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