Poblano Pesto

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


1-1/4 cups

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
"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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 125 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.