Cilantro Pistou


Pistou is the Provençal version of pesto. Minus the nuts and cheese, the condiment is stirred into hot soups just before serving or used as a bread dip. Here we’ve used cilantro instead of the traditional fresh basil to create a sauce that complements Southwestern and Asian dishes just as well as it does Mediterranean recipes.

  • 3Servings


  • 4 cups cilantro leaves
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, optional
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


Pulse cilantro and garlic in food processor until finely chopped. With motor running, blend in oil. Season with salt (if using) and pepper.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 84
  • Carbohydrate Content: 0.5 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 0.5 g
  • Protein Content: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 5 mg
  • Sugar Content: 0.5 g