Cilantro Pesto

cilantro1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
1⁄2 cup almonds
3 large garlic cloves
1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1⁄4 cup olive oil
1⁄2 teaspoon salt

Combine the cilantro, garlic and almonds in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add the Parmesan, oil and salt and puree to a smooth paste. Stir into hot pasta and serve. It’s a dynamite addition to a sandwich, too.

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