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.

Ready in
20 m
8
Servings
207
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
3 Cups

Ingredients

Roasted Jalapenos Pesto

  • 8 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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
32%
Sugar
0.9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Protein
4g
8%
Carbs
2g
1%
Vitamin A
65µg
7%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.1%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.1%
Vitamin C
20mg
34%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
30µg
37%
Calcium
106mg
11%
Fiber
0.8g
3.3%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
15µg
4%
Iron
0.4mg
2%
Magnesium
14mg
3%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.5%
Phosphorus
87mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
101mg
3%
Sodium
133mg
6%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
4.4%