Cilantro Almond Pesto

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 3/4 cup - fusilli pasta
  • 1/2 cup - packed cilantro ( coriander leaves )
  • 15 - almonds (badam)
  • 3 - garlic pearls, halved
  • Green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - olive oil
  • Salt

How to Make Cilantro Almond Pesto

  • Soak almonds in hot water for 5 mins, peel and keep aside.
  • Cook pasta with enough water (till immersing level) along with oil and salt. Drain water and set aside.
  • In a pan, dry roast garlic and green chillies - switch off the stove, cool down and grind it along with cilantro and almonds. Grind it to a semi coarse paste.
  • Sprinkle a little water to make it get it to a chutney consistency.
  • Transfer the cilantro-almond pesto to cooked pasta, add salt and mix well until the pasta is coated well with the pesto.
  • Recipe and Image courtesy: Sharmis Passions