Cilantro can be polarizing, but many cooks around the world rely on it for the fresh, citrusy element it adds to an array of dishes -- like this pasta dish with Southeast Asian flair.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a food processor, combine cilantro, garlic, ginger, vegetable and sesame oils, red-pepper flakes, lime zest and juice, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup peanuts. Pulse until a coarse paste forms. Season with soy sauce and pulse to combine.

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  • In a large bowl, toss pesto with pasta. Roughly chop remaining peanuts and sprinkle over pasta along with cilantro leaves.

Cook's Notes

Don't waste cilantro stems; they're tender, fragrant, and edible, so you can use the entire bunch.

Reviews (2)

20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2018
Love this on fish, too!!raf
Rating: Unrated
07/15/2012
Beyond scrumptious. Next time I'll try less pasta plus roasted veggies with it. A keeper.