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Texas Pesto {with Video}

by evh on April 11, 2017

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Texas Pesto ~ Sometimes it’s fun to take a classic and add your own pizzazz to it. You know … switch it up a bit. This go-around I added some Texas flare to a simple pesto recipe to give it a little more kick but not too much I want to the kiddos to be able to enjoy it without their mouths catching on fire. A little brightness from the fresh lime combined with some jalapeño sass and Texas pecans did the trick. Tonight I just tossed it in with some rigatoni pasta but this could also be used as a dip or a spread on your favorite sandwich. There’s a short video below to show just how quick and easy this recipe really comes together. Make this while the pasta is cooking and you can have dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes –– woohoo! –– perfect for those hectic weekday nights. 

Texas Pesto | LocalSavour.com

Toss it up with your pasta.

Texas Pesto | LocalSavour.com

You’ve got dinner!

Texas Pesto
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Servings Prep Time
2 cups 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 cups 10 minutes
Texas Pesto
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Servings Prep Time
2 cups 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 cups 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded or grated
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 large jalapeno seeded and chopped
  • 1 large lime juice
  • 2 medium garlic cloves peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse together until all of the basil is chopped. Once fairly smooth, toss with pasta, serve as a dip or use as a sandwich spread.
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