Jalapeno pesto

Jalapeno pesto

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About this recipe: 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 or pasta sauce.


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

Prep: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.

Parmesan cheese

Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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