Spinach Pesto

1
Cynthia Schrage

By
@pioneercynthia

This is a combination of recipes I discovered on the web when I had a ton of spinach and the basil hadn't grown enough to harvest yet. Pine nuts are just too expensive, so changed those out. This recipe is so easy and infinitely adaptable. It's just as good as a bread spread as it is on linguini!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
4 as a sauce for pasta
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
Blend

Ingredients

  • Several bunch
    spinach, fresh, (washed and stems removed, at least a colander full)
  • 3 clove
    garlic, cut in several pieces
  • 1/4 c
    pecans (or walnuts, just a small handful is fine)
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried (more if fresh)
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin (up to 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • ·
    zest of 1 lemon

How to Make Spinach Pesto

Step-by-Step

  1. Place a few spinach leaves, the garlic, nuts, basil and some of the oil in a food processor container.
  2. Cover and puree until leaves begin to look crushed.
  3. Continue adding spinach leaves a few at a time with small amounts of oil to blender, using a rubber spatula to help to combine pureed mixture.
  4. Add Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and lemon zest.
  5. Cover and process until spinach pesto mixture is relatively smooth. You may need a little more oil, and adjust seasonings to taste.

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About Spinach Pesto

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtags: #spinach #pesto




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