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Pepper pesto in terra cotta bowl

Fresno Pepper Pesto Recipe

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

Course Condiments, Sauces, Dressings and Vinaigrettes
Cuisine Italian
Keyword recipes for spreads, healthy appetizers, great for pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Roasting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 84 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein



  1. Add the basil, almonds, cheese, roasted peppers and garlic to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment.

  2. Blend for about 30 seconds, and then gradually add the oil. Blend until it's as smooth as possible.
  3. Add the lemon juice, sugar and salt and blend just to combine.

  4. That's it!