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Homemade pesto instantly improves any dish! Easy, healthy, vegan, gluten-free sauce is good on salads, veggies, meat - you name it!

Cilantro Mint Pesto

This decidedly untraditional vegan cilantro mint pesto is bright, summery and easily customizable with your favorite herbs and greens. Top meat, veggies or pasta for an easy, flavorful dish.

Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup mint
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts Walnuts or almonds also work well
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • pinch red pepper flakes Optional
  • 1/4-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Use more or less olive oil, depending on your desired consistency


  1. Add all ingredients other than the olive oil to a food processor or blender, and pulse to combine. Once the mixture is combined, add the olive oil and blend to desired consistency. Taste and adjust (I often add another squeeze of lemon).

  2. Serve on meat, veggies, or pasta, and store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.