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Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

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This spicy pesto can be used as a sauce, spread, dip, or marinade. We are sure that there are myriad uses for this, but we like it on zucchini noodles or as a dip. Try it out and let us know how you like it.

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Total Time: 5m


  • 1/2 c raw almonds, chopped
  • 1 large bunch cilantro, large stems removed
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 c olive oil (plus more if necessary)


  1. Place all of the ingredients, except the olive oil, into a food processor and blend. While it is blending, slowly add the olive oil.
  2. Add more or less olive oil to achieve your desired pesto consistency.
  3. Store in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a week.