Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for flour or modified food starch in pre-shredded cheese.


"Thought the moon was made of green cheese."
-Francois Rabelais, Poet

The refrigerator light goes on...

Pestos are amazing.

They are the most elegant fast food. Something green, some seeds, a bit of oil and cheese, and you've got the perfect sauce for almost anything. You can make a pasta or shrimp with this Cilantro Pesto recipe. It is perfect as a spread for sandwiches.

While pestos are simple, with different ingredients they can take on whole new flavors and directions.


Cilantro Pesto

Servings: 6 | Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days.

Cilantro Pesto


Place the pumpkin seeds, garlic, cilantro, cheese, lime juice, water, pepper, olive oil and salt in a blender or mini chopper. Blend until smooth. (This can be done in advance and kept in the refrigerator.)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 113  
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 13%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 37mcg Potassium 146mg
Magnesium 61mg