Snack Today: Cilantro Pesto

cilantro-pestoCilantro is a very polarizing herb – people either love it or they hate it. I love it… and with everything! In salsa, in a salad, on chicken or fish, in spring rolls… you name it, I will put cilantro on it.

Cilantro looks like parsley, but it has a much more distinctive taste. It also has a wide variety of nutritional benefits. It is particularly high in immune-boosting vitamins A and C and is a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that may help prevent macular degeneration. It’s also full of fiber, important for lowering cholesterol and general good health.

So, when I found a cilantro-based pesto at my local health food store recently, I had to try it. It did not disappoint. I ate it with crackers, pasta and even dipped my veggies in it.  I concocted my own pesto at home and I enjoyed it even more. Here is the recipe I used. Keep in mind that you can substitute pine nuts, cashews or walnuts for the almonds. Continue reading “Snack Today: Cilantro Pesto”

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