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Cilantro Pesto with Lemon Pepper Pasta

By Fitnspicy @fitnspicy

Cilantro brings a beautiful and vibrant flavor to a dish, it is even better in a pesto. Of course traditional pesto is delicious but sometimes basil is +$3 for a small bunch at the grocery store. Cilantro is only $0.99 cents. A big savings!

Thanks to Everyday Food for the inspiration, I was able to create a great spin on pesto that has some unique ingredients. Soy sauce, red pepper flakes, peanuts, cilantro and ginger. I usually have all of them on hand and can easily stop to get fresh cilantro if I need it.

The lemon pepper pappardelle from Trader Joe’s makes this dish, more flavorful that traditional pasta and great as leftovers.



Cilantro Pesto with Lemon Pepper Pasta

Cilantro Pesto with Lemon Pepper Pasta

by A Fit and Spicy Life

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Keywords: vegetarian pasta


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and cut into a few pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Zest and Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 bag lemon pepper papparadelle
  • Salt/Pepper


Cook pasta according to directions and set aside, reserving a few tbsp of the cooking liquid

In a food processor combine all the ingredients except the pasta. Process until combined and pour over pasta.

Top with salt and pepper. Serve hot or cold.

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