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jalapeno pesto

Jalapeno Pesto

Shilpa Joshi
Easy to make jalapeno pesto with fresh ingredients. Add some spice to your dishes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 quarter cups (1 cup total)
Calories 370 kcal


  • Blender


  • 2 cups basil fresh
  • ½ cup parmesan can go up to 3/4 cup dependent on consistency preference
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • jalapenos
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • cup pine nuts substitute walnuts if needed
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Add all ingredients except olive oil to food processer and blend.
    jalapeno pesto ingredients
  • Slowly add in the olive oil while blending to prevent emulsification.. Enjoy!
    jalapeno pesto blended


Substitute walnuts for pine nuts
You can try substituting nutritional yeast for parmesan to make it vegan. Once I try it I will update the post.


Calories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 7gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 787IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 172mgIron: 1mg
Keyword jalapeno pesto, spicy pesto
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