Cilantro Cashew Pesto

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  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves (about two bunches)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (about one lemon)
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/41/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste


  1. Add the cilantro, lemon juice, cashews, and garlic into the food processor
  2. Turn on the food processor and drizzle in the olive oil and then the water
  3. Start with 1/4 cup of water. If you want the pesto thinner, add more water until you have achieved the consistency you prefer
  4. Season with salt and pulse a few more times to combine
  5. Taste and add any extra seasoning!