Basil Jalepeno Pesto

Jalapeno Pesto

A delicious, spicy take on your original Italian pesto.

  • ¼ cup walnuts 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves 
  • ¾ cup shredded Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese 
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stem removed 
  • ⅔ cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and a shake of ground black pepper


  • 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.