Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse until mostly smooth.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups pesto.When measuring the cilantro, there's no need to remove the leaves from the stems. Simply remove and discard any extra long stems, and then loosely pack the cilantro into a measuring cup.Don't have cotija cheese? Use crumbled feta or shredded parmesan cheese instead. They both have a similar flavor and the perfect amount of saltiness like cotija cheese!Instead of sliced almonds, you can use pine nuts. Or if you have whole almonds, just give them a quick chop before measuring them out.Don't have red onions? Use white onions instead, or you can completely leave them out. The pesto will still be delicious.
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 120Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Vitamin A 288IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.