Jalapeno Pesto


A delicious, spicy take on your original Italian pesto.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
14 servings


  • ¼ cup walnuts

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves

  • ¾ cup shredded Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stem removed

  • cup olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

126 Calories
13g Fat
1g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* 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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