Eating clean and healthy food has been my mantra during this lockdown and because of this; I am always on a lookout for recipes that are nutritious and tasty at the same time. Working from home has given me so much more time to experiment with food ( you can check out my other healthy recipes here) and I am trying to make some of my favourite dishes at home. And also, having a 6-year-old makes the task of preparing a healthy yet delicious meal even more challenging, as we all know how choosy children are.
I don’t know why, but any green food screams healthy to me and that’s why pesto has always been my favorite. So, the other day while going through the struggle of deciding what to make for lunch, I decided to make Coriander pesto. It turned out so good that I thought why not share the recipe with you all.
CORIANDER PESTO RECIPE
- 2 Bowls Coriander
- 3 Garlic cloves
- 5-6 Black peppers
- 3 tbsp Pine nuts (Can be substituted with walnuts or cashew nuts)
- 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 2 tbsp Water
- Lemon juice (Optional)
- Once you have all the ingredients ready with you, put them in a blending jar one ingredient at a time.
- After you are done adding all the ingredients in the blending jar, put the lid on and blend all the ingredients until smooth to make beautiful green colored pesto sauce.
- Once done, check the consistency and flavors of the sauce. The consistency of the pesto should not be too thick or too runny. If your sauce is too thick add some olive oil and blend again.
- After you get the desired consistency and flavors, add some lemon juice to it for some extra kick.
- Now that your coriander pesto sauce is ready, you can mix it with boiled pasta of your choice, garnish with sautéed tomatoes and enjoy.
- The pesto can be used in multiple ways. It can be used as a dip, as a sandwich spread and even as a salad dressing
- Coriander is rich in immune-boosting antioxidants and has many more health benefits, so this recipe is very healthy.
- You can even store the pesto in the fridge in an airtight container for about a week.
So, this is my version of the Coriander pesto recipe. I hope this is helpful and you try it for your next meal.