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
  • 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
  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
Store in dark glass jars if possible


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31 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!

  2. 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.

    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 🙂

  3. 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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