Recipe For Coriander Pesto

My friend Kim has sent me this recipe for Coriander Pesto which is a good heavy metal detox. One of the ingredients in this recipe is dulse. Living in a little village, we don’t even have a health shop let alone a specialty food store. So, I headed to town (read Somerset West) and not one of the three health shops I went to keeps dulse. Dulse is a red alga. Not only is it a good source of vitamins and minerals, it also contains trace elements and is a good source of protein. For people on a vegan diet, this would be essential. This pesto is really amazing in both taste and texture. As it is a heavy metal detox, Kim recommends that you only eat a couple of teaspoons a day. It freezes well so make it when coriander is in season and you will be able to enjoy this pesto all year round.

Coriander Pesto
Coriander Pesto

Coriander Pesto
 
Ingredients
  • 500mls packed fresh coriander
  • 160mls wheatgerm oil &/ or olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 50g Brazil nuts
  • 55g sunflower seeds
  • 55g pumpkin seeds
  • 60mls lemon juice
  • 10mls dulse powder
  • Salt to season
Method
  1. process the coriander and oil in blender
  2. add the garlic, nuts, seeds, lemon juice and dulse and pulse until the mixture makes a paste
  3. add a pinch of salt to taste and blend again
My Notes
Store in dark glass jars if possible

 

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29 thoughts on “Recipe For Coriander Pesto

  1. Yum! definitely my kind of pesto! I usually make it with cashew nuts, and will surely try your version with seeds!

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    1. I am going to try the cashew nut version 🙂

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  2. Love this recipe Tandy! I would love it with poached chicken and rice. Coriander rules.

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    1. I will have to try that for sure 🙂

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    2. I love coriander as well 🙂

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  3. Great recipe!

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    1. thanks JamieAnne 🙂

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  4. I love coriander and making a pesto with it sounds wonderful. I’ll leave the dulse out as I know I’ll never find it. It is going to be hard enough finding brazil nuts.

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    1. The Brazil nuts are there for the selenium, and I am sure you can substitute them texture wise with a cashew or something similar 🙂

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  5. O nooooooo!! I am dying!! 🙂 I cannot understand how anyone can get fresh corainder over their lips!!

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    1. I am so sorry Pink, I will have to do a pesto for you with another herb 🙂

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  6. Interesting ingredients, the pesto sounds delicious. I love your little red dish to store it in to. One can never have enough small lidded dishes 🙂

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    1. the dishes were a gift from a friend – I have two from her and this week will have to get myself another 2!

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  7. Oh my, I have to go in search of dulse!

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    1. I think Fruits and Roots will probably have 🙂

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  8. Looks gorgeous. Like a lot of people have never heard of Dulse. Shame my coriander died off…maybe I´ll try planting some of the seeds I saved.

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    1. let me know if that works as I always end up with loads of seeds 🙂

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  9. Delicious idea – I’ve never thought of using coriander in pesto. Nice post.

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    1. thank you so much 🙂

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  10. Never even heard of dulse before – will keep an eye out for it and with coriander being my favourite herb, I will definitely be making this lovely pesto.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. This is so yummy! Let me know if you find dulse 🙂

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  11. OOoh Tandy thanks for this awesome recipe – I have never heard of Dulse powder! I just love coriander – my family don’t but i shall use this in those special moments when I eat alone! Yum xxxxx Have a great day xxx jan

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    1. you will love this! It has so much flavour. I have finally caught up with masterchef so I can read your blog now xxx

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  12. Tandy, I’ve never used dulse before, but I have seen it on sale and not known what it was. Thank you for the headsup and the great recipe!

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    1. my pleasure! It must be an Australian ingredient as my friend Kim lives in Aus 🙂

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