Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2
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.
  • 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.
Recipe by FoodyBuddy at