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Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto


Fresh cilantro is balancing for all three doshas. 


  • 2 cups of fresh cilantro (leaves and tender stems), washed and roughly chopped 
  • ⅔ cup of cashews 
  • 1 ancho chili or other mild chili 
  • 1 teaspoon of minced ginger 
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoons of lemon juice 
  • Salt to taste 


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender to a smooth paste. 
  2. Serve as an accompaniment to a meal or as a topping for creamy mashed potatoes or squash or spread on crusty bread or wedges of pita bread.




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