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jalapeño pesto

Jalapeño Pesto

Course Sauce
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 223kcal



  • In a food processor, finely chop by pulsing the walnuts and garlic.
  • Add the jalapeño, the Parmesan cheese, and basil and process the mixture until fully blended.
  • Slowly pour in olive oil while processing until the oil and pesto mix is combined.
  • To taste, season with salt and pepper.



Swap out the jalapeño pepper for two serrano peppers (they are typically smaller) to increase the heat.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 1mg