Cilantro & Jalapeno Pesto

Add some kick to your meal with Cheryl's Cilantro & Jalapeno Pesto recipe!

5 min. 8 serv.
46 ratings

Here’s another gluten-free pesto recipe you can get your hands on submitted by one of our amazing users! Take out your blender and try this Cilantro & Jalapeno Pesto recipe! You can top various dishes with this zesty dressing for an intense flavor. If you love jalapenos this won’t disappoint! Within minutes the perfect combination of jalapenos, cilantro, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan will make a tasty dish for any occasion!

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“This is a family favorite, very versatile, with the heat customizable to your tolerance, use the stems and seeds for an extra kick. This pesto is really great on spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles, also edamame noodles. Enjoy!” - Cheryl Englehart
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2 Cups Cilantro, Tightly packed
1/4 Cups pine nuts
1 Tsp Garlic, Chopped
1/4 Cup Parmesan
1/2 Tsp Sea salt
1/2 Tsp Black pepper
6 Tbsp Olive oil
2 Jalapenos, Seeded


Did you know?

In addition to using pine nuts in your recipes, you can snack on them on their own. The protein found in pine nuts provides a good source of energy. Protein helps build and repair muscle tissues and is a slow-burning fuel. It increases energy levels, which does not result in burnout.

If you love pesto as much as we do, check out our other pesto recipe: Skinny Basil Pesto Recipe

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