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Mediterranean Pesto

Yields 1/2 cup


  • 3/4 – 1 cup fresh parsley (omit thick stems)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (omit thick stems)
  • 1/8 cup cashews
  • 3 TBSP lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp each of salt, cumin, and paprika
  • freshly cracked black pepper or Aleppo pepper
  • large pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3-4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil


  1. Add all ingredients except olive oil to a food processor and pulse until ingredients are finely minced.
  2. Add olive oil while machine is running and process until a pesto sauce forms. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.