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Poblano Pesto

 Poblano Pesto
"You can omit the jalapeno for an additional poblano to bring the heat level down a bit." Pair this spicy pesto with cream and tomatoes and pour over pasta for an out-of-this-world entree. Susie Fisher, Watertown, MA
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 large poblano peppers
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Directions

  • Cut peppers in half; remove stems, seeds and membranes. In a large
  • skillet, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add poblanos and jalapeno;
  • cover and cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly
  • and pat dry.
  • Place peppers in food processor; cover and pulse until blended. Add
  • the almonds, cheese, salt and pepper; cover and process until
  • blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
  • Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 125 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.