Spicy Cilantro Pesto with Moringa

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The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little “extra.” In this case, this pesto recipe swaps ordinary ingredients like basil and parmesan cheese for ones that offer something extra. Cilantro, moringa powder and a pinch of cayenne provide the oomph factor in this zesty spread, sauce or dip. Ready to make your meal extraordinary?

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1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp. moringa powder
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
Pinch Himalayan pink sea salt
Cayenne pepper, to taste (can omit)


  1. In blender, pulse together all ingredients until fully combined.
  2. Use as pasta sauce, marinade, dressing or dip. Or enjoy spread on gluten-free baguettes or organic, bake-at-home sourdough bread.