Spicy Pesto

A spicy version of the classic pesto sauce!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Elements
Keyword: makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga, pesto, pesto sauce, recipes, spicy, spicy food, spicy pesto
Cooking Method: No Cooking Required
Food Category: Vegetarian
FoodOrDrink: Food
Element: Sauces


  • 3 cups Basil
  • 1 cup Pine Nuts
  • 10 cloves Garlic Yes, 10. That's not a typo. 😉
  • 1 cup Olive Oil You may want less if you desire thicker consistency.
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Finely Shredded.
  • 1/8 cup Thai Chilis Adjust to your heat preference.
  • 1 splash Red Wine Vinegar I used a heavy splash. 😉
  • 1 pinch Cumin
  • 1 ea Salt & Pepper To taste.


  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Combine everything into a food processor (or in my case a Ninja).
  • Process until it's reached your desired consistency. Taste and adjust to your liking.
  • Enjoy!


  • If you’re after a more traditional pesto, I think I hit the nail on the head with my Pesto recipe.
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