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Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto with Lime

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto with Lime

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KELIQUE

This is a spicy alternative to classic basil pesto. You can control the spiciness by using less jalapeno and by removing the seeds and white membrane of the pepper before adding it to the pesto. If you like the spice, just throw it all in!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 69 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine the cilantro, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, and Parmesan cheese in a blender; pulse until the mixture reaches a soft, paste-like consistency.
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Reviews

Jen
29
6/23/2008

This recipe ROCKS!!! If there were 10 stars, I'd give it that!!! We've been buying a tiny tub of a very delicious cilantro lime pesto at our local gourmet grocery store, to the tune of 4-5 bucks . . . I just purchased my first food processor and thought it would be fun to try and find a similar recipe, for my processor's maiden voyage! This one exceeded my expectations! The jalapeno adds a nice, surprising kick that the grocery store version doesn't have. Thanks a million for sharing!

BSLOWERY
16
10/20/2007

Good recipe; nice and spicy. I did add a little salt. Good with meats and I even mixed some in with my salad greens.

A.Murphree
15
5/7/2008

Recipe was really good. I tossed it with whole wheat rotini pasta and grilled chicken but somewhere between here and the grocery store I lost my jalapeno so I had to make it without...Im sure it will be MUCH better with it next time....Ill definitely make this one again!