Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Cilantro Pesto Spaghetti

Clear my fridge time! I need to clear my cilantro which I bought two weeks ago. The best way I know how is to make pesto out of it. I have been making cilantro pesto instead of basil pesto for years. Reason is very simple, I always buy cilantro and hardly ever buy basil. My cilantro pesto consisted of cilantro, garlic, walnut, olive oil and season to taste with salt, black pepper and sugar. We love it!

I stir-fried some sliced fresh button mushroom in olive oil until soften. Added carrots and the leftover chicken breast meats from KFC and stir in the spaghetti and toasted well with my pesto and dinner was ready.


Yee said...

Cilantro pesto.. great idea, C. It can be made ahead and stored and used later, ya?
Btw, happy 10 yr wedding anniversary to you and hubby!

daphne said...

ooo. i like the use of leftovers in this dish. Where's my fork?

SIG said...

That looks gorgeous!

Indonesia Eats said...

I want someeeeeeeeeee, please :)

Unknown said...

this is a beautiful idea, i love cilantro, and i can totally try this! cool! hehe

tigerfish said...

Next to tomato-based pasta sauce, pesto is another pasta sauce I like. If I ever make pesto again, I'll try cilantro. That time I made mine, I use pistachios!

Chibog in Chief said...

what a delicious way to empty your fridge!! the photo looks awesomely delicious!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Simple and yummy!! I used to hate cilantro but since coming here I learned to eat it and now is my fav herb :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thank you Louisa. Yes, you can put it in the fridge for up to three days or store in the freezer for much later. :)

Thanks daphne. *Passing her a fork* ;)

Thanks D!

*Passing Indo-Eats another fork* ;)

Thanks Rita. Try it when you have lots of cilantro and don't know what to do with it. ;)

Tigerfish, me too! But I like Alfredo sauce too. :P

Thanks Dhanggit. :)

Thanks Gert. I always loved cilantro, so fragrant.

Anonymous said...

Looks really yummy and a good way to use up leftovers. Thanks for another new way to serve pasta.

Nilmandra said...

Another tasty leftovers meal! Thumbs up :)

My cooking journal said...

Yummmmm love your ideas for using up leftovers and whipping it into another yum meal. I'm like that too but am still green at it. Do you mind if i create a link to your blog though my blog's pretty new still?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks mommy-monster! Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks Nilmandra.

Thanks Angie, just come by more often for ideas or inspiration, I'm full of ideas. :P Oh yes, go ahead and link it. Will hop over to visit your blog!

Anonymous said...


My hubby loves Pesto. While browsing your blog I came to notice that you actually make your own pesto sauce. Do you mind to share with me how to make the Cilantro Pesto, I wish I can impress him.

Thank you.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I don't have the exact measurement so it's all rough estimate of how I did mine, ok?

In a food processor, add in a bunch of lightly chopped cilantro, 3-4 cloves of garlic, about 1/2 cup of toasted walnuts, pulse a min, add in olive oil and pulse until the pesto consistency you like. Season to taste with salt, black pepper and a little sugar. I didn't add Parmesan cheese so that I could keep the leftover in the fridge. You can add the cheese if your hubby like it.

Anonymous said...


Thank you very much for your reply. I will try it out and surprise him this weekend.

You are the greatest.

Warmest regards,