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Coriander pesto recipe: a pleasure not only in Asian cuisine


Most people know Pesto Genovese. But did you know that coriander can also be used to make a delicious pesto? It is simple and gives many dishes the final touch.

Korander pesto goes well with fish When it comes to pesto, the first thing that comes to mind is the classic Genovese pesto with basil and pine nuts. But pesto can also be put together quite differently, for example with coriander.

For a long time, this ancient spice was one of the herbs that were mostly known in this country only in Asian dishes and rarely used in domestic kitchens. In the meantime, the herb has gained a firm place in many kitchens with its lemon aroma and gives not only Asian dishes, but also pestos a very special kick.

If you want to make a whole pesto with coriander yourself, you can conjure up something very special with just a few simple steps.

Exotic pesto made quickly

➔ ingredients

For 6 people you need the following ingredients:

  • 80g coriander leaves (approx. 1 bunch)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ to 1 chili pepper, depending on the hotness desired
  • Juice from a lime
  • 150g cashew nuts or peanuts
  • 100ml oil (sunflower or sesame)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • salt

➔ preparation

❶ Cut the washed and dried coriander leaves into strips and then the garlic into rough pieces. If you like it extra hot, leave a few grains of the chilli pepper, otherwise remove them completely and cut the pod into rings.

❷ Now add garlic, chilli, lime juice, oil and honey to a blender or blitz chopper and mash these ingredients roughly.

❸ Finally, the coriander leaves and salt are added. Mix the pesto well again until the mass has the desired consistency. If the pesto has become too hot, you can add a little lemon juice.

❹ Now put the finished pesto in a bowl or in a screw-top jar with a lid. If you want to keep the pesto in stock, cover it in the glass with oil and put it tightly closed in the fridge. It stays there for about 1 week.

" My advice: The coriander pesto goes well with fish and Asian meat dishes or with wok noodles. It is also very suitable for marinating.