Cilantro Chili-Lime Cashew Pesto

Cilantro Chili-Lime Cashew Pesto A pesto with a little kick using a favorite snack I found at Trader Joe’s — Chili-Lime Cashews — nummy! This pesto is great on pasta or with shrimp or fish. Brush on meat, chicken, or fish before grilling.


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 3 mins

    TOTAL : 18 mins

    SERVING : 16

    YIELD : 4 cups

  • Put the cilantro, parsley, lime juice, cashews, olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and grated cheese into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture is smooth, 8 to 10 pulses. If mixture is too thick, add more olive oil; if too thin, add more cashews.

  • Pour into 4 one-cup freezer containers. Use one container within a few days; freeze the others for later.

Per Serving: 125 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 3.6g; fat 11.8g; cholesterol 3mg; sodium 246.2mg. Use plain roasted cashews if you can’t find chili-lime cashews.