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.
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.
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 US | Canada)
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 US | Canada)
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 US | Canada)