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Fresno Pepper Pesto Recipe

Valentina K. Wein
Fresno Pepper Pesto recipe is a unique pesto that can serve as a dip, a spread or a sauce, to beautifully enhance just about anything it's added to.
Makes 2¼ cups | serving size: about 2 tablespoons
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Roasting Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Condiments, Sauces, Dressings and Vinaigrettes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 16
Calories 84 kcal



  • Add the basil, almonds, cheese, roasted peppers and garlic to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment.
  • Blend for about 30 seconds, and then gradually add the oil. Blend until it's as smooth as possible.
  • Add the lemon juice, sugar and salt and blend just to combine.
  • That's it!
Keywords recipes for spreads, healthy appetizers, great for pasta
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