Coriander Pesto

4.80 from 4 votes

Coriander pesto sauce from my kitchen. Usually classic and traditional pesto was made of basil leaves, pine nuts and olive oil combination. So I was searching around long time for the pesto recipe that can be made with ingredients from Indian kitchen. Here comes the coriander pesto sauce that goes well with pasta made with available ingredients from my kitchen.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
Servings 4


  • Coriander leaves - 2 bunches around 4 cups packed (washed & drained)
  • Pistachios - 1/4 Cup
  • Garlic - 3 pods
  • Olive oil - 1/2 Cup
  • Salt
  • Pepper - 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Lemon juice - 2 Tablespoon
  • Parmesan cheese - 2 Tablespoon grated optional


  • Place all the ingredients except Parmesan cheese in a blender or mixer grinder
  • Grind to the desired consistency by adding more olive oil if required
  • Scrape at the sides of the blender for even grinding
  • Finally add Parmesan cheese and pulse it to combine
  • Once done, use it straight away or store in an air tight container & refrigerate up to a month.


Usage of pesto
1.Pasta/spaghetti sauce
2. Pizza sauce (Just a change for usual tomato sauce!)
3. Mix with rice
4. Sandwich spread
5. Marinade for chicken/vegetables
5. salad dressing

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4.80 from 4 votes

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