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Homemade pesto frozen in ice cube trays

Cilantro Basil Pesto

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 and 1/4 cups


  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil plus more if needed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1.5 cups cilantro stems and leaves
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts filberts
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan


  1. Combine the olive oil, garlic, and the greens in a food processor or high speed blender and pulse until smooth. Add the hazelnuts and parmesan cheese and pulse until the mixture reaches the desired consistency. Add more olive oil if the mixture is clumping together.
  2. Use immediately or freeze in ice cube trays to use for later.