Spinach & Cashew Pesto

Spinach & Cashew Pesto Recipe

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Robin T


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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15 Min
15 Min


5 c
fresh baby spinach
6 clove
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

How to Make Spinach & Cashew Pesto


  • 1Put spinach, chopped garlic cloves, cashews, olive oil, chicken broth (or water), and ground black pepper in a food processor.
  • 2Pulse 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.

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About Spinach & Cashew Pesto

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