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Herb-almond pesto

Recipe Information

Servings 10
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
Total Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Cilantro; Almond
Category Vegetables; Nuts, Fats, & Oils
Meal Lunch; Dinner; Snack
Type Appetizer; Main Dish; Side Dish
Subtype Dip/Spread; Salsa
Cuisine American; Latin American; Mexican
Cook Method Saut�ing
Diet Diabetes Meal Plan; Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; Heart Healthy; Gluten Free; Vegetarian




  • Using a large, dry skillet, toast the almonds over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until the nuts are golden and fragrant, stirring frequently. Set the almonds aside, and allow them to cool.

  • Add the cilantro, almonds, jalape�o pepper, garlic, and salt to a food processor and blend until finely chopped.

  • Add the canola oil, yogurt, lime juice, and pepper to the processor, and blend until the mixture becomes paste-like.

  • Serve as a dip for baked tortilla chips or as a dressing for burgers or fish.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 46 cal

  • Total fat: 4g

  • Saturated fat: 0g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 31mg

  • Potassium: 42mg

  • Carbohydrate: 1g

  • Fiber: 0g

  • Protein: 1g