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Jalapeno Pesto

Jalapeno Pesto


"A delicious, spicy take on your original Italian pesto."
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10 m servings 126 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings


  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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. Pulse walnuts and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add basil, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and jalapeno pepper; process until combined. Stream olive oil into basil mixture while food processor is still running until consistency is smooth. Season with salt and black pepper.

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Yes did not alter anything tasted great,also tried it as a base on pizza also great,it is a keeper I used 3 jalapeno's for the pizza.

I made it as the recipe stated and it tasted delicious. It was just spicy enough to taste great!

Fabulous! Thought maybe the jalapeño might be too spicy or take over but it was actually perfect. This was my first time making pesto without pinenuts. I will do it again. Great recipe Curiousc...

this was amazing! I used fresh basil from my garden but added 1/4 cup of cilantro, 3 cloves of garlic instead of 2, 1/2 a jalapeno and used roasted peanuts instead of walnuts. lastly I used a ...

Good, easy to make pesto, great on pesto pizza

We adore this pesto. Used fresh ingredients from my garden. This pesto is a five star recipe. Just a tad of heat on the back of your tongue. Not too spicy so you could add more jalapenos if you ...

This was good. I had leftover jalapeños from another recipe and was looking for something to use them up. I'll admit I was sceptical about using walnuts for pesto (as I've always done it with pi...

Excellent recipe! My dishes usually aren't spicy enough for me but this one is perfect! I used one whole large jalapeno from my garden.I think I'm going to put it on a flatbread with tomato and ...

This was really really good. I used a mixture of parmesan and asiago cheese and didn't add as much oil, and it turned out great!