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Parsley Cilantro Pesto Pasta Recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 576kcal
Author Kanan


For parsley cilantro pesto recipe:

  • 1 cup Parsley flat-leaf or curly-leaf
  • ½ cup Cilantro or coriander leaves
  • 1 large clove Garlic
  • ¼ cup Walnuts
  • ¼ cup Vegetarian Parmesan cheese + little more for garnishing
  • Salt to taste
  • Black peppercorns Freshly crushed, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • cup Olive oil

For Pesto pasta recipe:

  • 400 grams Pasta Elbow or penne or any other verity
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 small Green chili chopped finely, optional
  • 1 cup Onion chopped
  • 1 cup Red pepper or green pepper, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • 1 cup Pesto


Making parsley cilantro pesto recipe:

  • Take all the pesto ingredients except olive in the food processor.
  • Pulse it couple of times, also scrape down the sides using spatula.
  • While food processor is running, slowly add olive oil through tube.
  • Occasionally stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor.
  • You can enjoy this pesto with crackers or spread it on toasted bread slice.

Making pesto pasta recipe:

  • Take large saucepan or patila, add enough water and bring it to a rolling boil on high heat.
  • Add big pinch of salt. Once it starts boiling add pasta. Stir once and Let pasta cook till al dente (cooking time should be mentioned on the pasta box.).
  • While pasta is cooking, on another stove heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add green chili and saute for few seconds.
  • Then mix in chopped onions with some salt. Be careful, pasta and pesto both have already salt in it. Let onions get translucent.
  • Then add capsicum and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add pesto and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Mix and let it get heated through.
  • Add boiled, drained pasta.
  • Mix well, garnish with parmesan cheese and serve.


Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 66.1g | Protein: 15.1g | Fat: 27.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 9.6g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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