Jalapeno Pesto

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    10 minutes

    Blend a jalapeno chilli pepper with fresh basil, Parmesan cheese and walnuts for a spicier version of pesto! Stir through hot pasta or use as a pizza sauce.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 14 

    • 30g walnuts
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 85g fresh basil leaves
    • 60g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 jalapeno chilli pepper, stem removed
    • 160ml olive oil
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Pulse walnuts and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add basil, Parmesan cheese and jalapeno chilli 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.  -  19 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    2

    I made it as the recipe stated and it tasted delicious. It was just spicy enough to taste great!  -  19 Jul 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    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 Curiouschef. Thanks for sharing!  -  02 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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