Cilantro Pesto Cilantro Pesto Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Homemade pizza sauces include, clockwise, from right, Quick Tomato Sauce, Cilantrol Pesto and Basil-Parsley Pesto. Charmaine Dupre July 10, 2013 Comments 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.