Spinach & Cashew Pesto Recipe

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Spinach & Cashew Pesto

Robin T

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@rltaylorct

I couldn't find fresh basil at my local grocery store...and, pine nuts were $25.00 per pound! So, I improvised and used spinach and roasted cashew nuts instead. Even my husband loved this recipe (he had no idea there was spinach in it!)


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

5 c
fresh baby spinach
6 clove
garlic
1/4 c
cashews (salted or unsalted)
4 tsp
olive oil
1/2 c
chicken broth or water
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1/4 c
parmesean or asiago cheese, grated

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put spinach, chopped garlic cloves, cashews, olive oil, chicken broth (or water), and ground black pepper in a food processor.
2
Pulse all ingredients until smooth. Add water if necessary to bring to desired consistency. Transfer to a small pot and simmer over medium heat, stirring often, until the garlic is cooked (about 5 minutes). Toss pesto sauce with cooked linguine or your choice of pasta. Sprinkle grated parmesean or asiago cheese on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Sauces
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy