Add to My Menu

Chile Pesto Noodles

Prep time 20 min
Cook time 10 min
Total time 30 min

Prep time 20 min
Cook time 10 min
Total time 30 min


Most of the time pesto is made with fresh basil leaves, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and a dash of sea salt, but today we are making pesto with some very interesting ingredients. Charred jalapeños, cilantro, and arugula are a fiery combination that completely wake up the taste buds!

While you may be tempted to purchase store-bought pesto, it’s really worth the minimal e ort needed to make your own. Not only does homemade pesto taste SO MUCH better, you’re also able to make it dairy-free by leaving out the Parmesan and preservatives. And let’s be perfectly honest . . . throwing ingredients into a food processor is not what you’d call strenuous work. It’s pretty darn easy.

Note: For a classic basil pesto try this simple dairy-free recipe: ½ cup raw walnuts, 3 cups fresh basil leaves, 4 garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon sea salt, ¼ cup olive oil, ½ cup nutritional yeast and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Combine in a food processor.

Serves 4

3 jalapenos

½ cup pistachios, shelled

2 cups cilantro

2 cups Baby Arugula

1 tablespoon fresh oregano

3 cloves Garlic

1 tablespoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon lime juice

¼ cup olive oil

dash of sea salt

dash of black pepper

4 medium zucchinis, turned into noodles


Place the jalapenos on a grill pan over medium heat. Cook until evenly charred. Once the jalapenos are charred, remove from heat and place in a paper bag. Fold the bag closed and leave for 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, rub off the skins with a paper towel. Slice in half and seed.


Place the pistachios in a small, dry skillet. Cook over medium heat until lightly toasted.


Place the jalapenos, pistachios, arugula, oregano, garlic, cumin, lime, chicken broth, olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper in a food processor. Pulse until creamy. Place the zucchini noodles in a large bowl and mix with the pesto. Enjoy!


Calories: —
Fat: —
Carbohydrates: —
Sodium: —
Fiber: —
Protein: —
Sugar: —

{{state.filters.category || 'All Categories'}}
No Results