It doesn’t take much to turn your traditional pesto into something a lot spicier. Jalapeño pesto is very simple to make; it’s an excellent way to amp up the flavor of pasta and appetizers.
Is jalapeño not spicy enough for you? We understand. Take a trek up the pepper scale to serrano pepper and use it as a substitute. Opt for two serrano chilies as they tend to be smaller than the jalapeño.
- In a food processor, finely chop by pulsing the walnuts and garlic.
- Add the jalapeño, the Parmesan cheese, and basil and process the mixture until fully blended.
- Slowly pour in olive oil while processing until the oil and pesto mix is combined.
- To taste, season with salt and pepper.