Cilantro almond pesto pasta recipe

Cilantro almond pesto pasta recipe is rich in taste, colorful and flavorful. I love the fresh flavor of cilantro(coriander leaves), rich taste of almonds, a nice flavor of garlic, spiciness from chilly,  little tartness from lemon juice and adding olive oil balances all the taste and it takes the pasta recipe to a whole new level. You can try this creamy, delicious cilantro pesto for pasta, pizza and sandwich.

If you don’t have almonds, replace it with cashews or walnuts. You can make this for lunch or dinner, it is very filling, healthy and yummy. Pack this for kids lunch box too. Also check my other pasta recipes – Basil pesto pastaIndian Style Vegetarian Pasta RecipePasta Salad with low fat 1000 Island DressingMushroom and Tricolour Pepper Pasta RecipeCreamy Avocado PastaElbow Pasta with Broccoli,, CHEESY VEGETABLE PASTAElbow Pasta with Broccoli, Roma Tomatoes and Green Olives

Cilantro almond pesto pasta recipe

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Cilantro almond pesto pasta recipe is a tasty, flavorful dinner dish, they are very filling and healthy. This pesto pasta is made with cilantro, almonds and garlic.
Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • 1 Cup of Rotini Pasta
  • 1 and ¼ Cup of Cilantro (Coriander leaves), small bunch
  • 20 Almonds, Roasted
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Green Chilly (Indian)
  • 1 Tsp of Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tsp of Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese to taste
  1. Cook the pasta as per the package directions along with oil and salt.
  2. Once it done, drain the water and transfer the pasta to a mixing bowl.
  3. In a pan, add little oil, add garlic and green chilly, fry it for a min. Add this to a blender grind it along with cilantro, water and almonds.
  4. Transfer this ground paste and lemon juice to cooked pasta, add little oil and salt. Mix thoroughly until the pasta are coated well with pesto. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top for extra taste.
  5. Yummy cilantro almond pesto pasta is ready to enjoy 🙂
If you don't have almonds, replace it with cashews or walnuts.
You can use this cilantro pesto for any type of pasta.
You can use any oil instead of olive oil.
Add serrano or jalepeno in place of green chilly.
Here I used roasted almonds. If you are using unroasted almonds, roast it in a pan before you make pesto.

cilantro almond pesto

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