Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

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.


"What does Karl Marx put on his pasta? Communist Manipesto!" -Stephen Colbert

The refrigerator light goes on...

Pistou is sort of the French version of pesto but generally doesn't contain the pine nuts that its Italian cousin would. It is generally made with basil, but I like this version using cilantro: it has a brighter, tart flavor that is a great balance to spicy Latin or Southwestern food.



Cilantro Pistou

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1 tablespoon

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe also requires making Roasted Garlic

This recipe will keep well for a few days tightly sealed in the refrigerator. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.

8 cloves roasted garlic
4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 lime (juiced)
1/2 tsp honey
1/16 tsp salt

fresh cilantro on a wooden cutting board
Place the roasted garlic, olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, honey and salt in a mini-chopper or blender and blend until smooth.

Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 tablespoon

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 54 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g <1%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 2% Iron 0%
Vitamin K 6 mcg Potassium 38 mg
Magnesium 3 mg