Cilantro Pesto

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD  -- Homemade pizza sauces include, clockwise, from right, Quick Tomato Sauce, Cilantrol Pesto and Basil-Parsley Pesto. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Homemade pizza sauces include, clockwise, from right, Quick Tomato Sauce, Cilantrol Pesto and Basil-Parsley Pesto.

Advocate-tested recipe

Cilantro Pesto

Makes about 1½ cups. Recipe is from Charmaine Dupre.

¾ cup fresh cilantro leaves

¼ cup parsley leaves

2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

2 tbls. pine nuts

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1⁄3 cup olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Put all ingredients in the work bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth.

2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.