Roasted Jalapeno Cilantro & Manchego Pesto

Roasted Jalapeno Cilantro & Manchego Pesto

http://www.cali-zona.comThis is one of my favorite pestos, I could just sit and eat it by the spoonful : ) It is delightfully spicy and incredible on sandwiches and of course anything else you would use pesto in or on.

8
Servings
295
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

Roasted Jalapenos Pesto

  • Jalapenos
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  Sea Salt
  • 1  Cup  Manchego Cheese
  • 1  Tablespoon  Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1  Cup  Raw Walnuts
  • 1/2  Cup  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1-2  Cloves Garlic
  • 3  Cups  Cilantro Leaves

Directions

Roasted Jalapenos Pesto

Wash the jalapeno peppers then lined them in the center of the baking sheet so they are directly under the broiler

Turn the oven on to broil and place the baking sheet on top shelf of oven - Broil for 5 – 6 minutes - Flip over and broil 3 – 5 minutes until

Remove the stems and seeds and combine with everything else in a food processor or blender and puree

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
273µg
39%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
235µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
110mg
11%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
125mg
18%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
240mg
16%
Water
85g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cilantro Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Cilantro Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.