Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto with Lime

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto with Lime

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"This is a spicy alternative to classic basil pesto. You can control the spiciness by using less jalapeno and by removing the seeds and white membrane of the pepper before adding it to the pesto. If you like the spice, just throw it all in!"
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10 m servings 129 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 69 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Combine the cilantro, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, and Parmesan cheese in a blender; pulse until the mixture reaches a soft, paste-like consistency.


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This recipe ROCKS!!! If there were 10 stars, I'd give it that!!! We've been buying a tiny tub of a very delicious cilantro lime pesto at our local gourmet grocery store, to the tune of 4-5 bucks...

Good recipe; nice and spicy. I did add a little salt. Good with meats and I even mixed some in with my salad greens.

Recipe was really good. I tossed it with whole wheat rotini pasta and grilled chicken but somewhere between here and the grocery store I lost my jalapeno so I had to make it without...Im sure i...

Wow. This is so good. I love cilantro. Unfortunately, I have a cilantro hater in the family which makes it challenging to get my cilantro fix. Lol. I actually like this better then regular pesto...

This is a great recipe, good twist on pesto! I don't care for Jalapeno, and we used a whole one without seeds...just the right amount of kick! Served it as an appetizer on a toasted baguette (...

This recipe is AMAZING! I did add a little extra parmesean cheese and my cilantro bunch was huge. I am going to mix this in some yogurt and make a dip out of it. I could eat it as is! It absolut...


The best form of pesto! Love love love it! Didn't change anything and it was perfect. Highly recommended - especially for those with a spice tolerance.

This is DELICIOUS! Of course, you have to be a fan of strong strong flavors, but it's wonderful. I love the strong flavors, so I added a few more garlic cloves and more lime juice, but just a ...

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