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Perfect Spinach Walnut Pesto

My husband and I just love our pesto. We will buy it at CostCo. every now and then; but nothing beats our favorite homemade recipe. You can substitute any nut in the recipe, we love almonds as well – but you can also use original pine nuts or pistachios.

What You Will Need:

basil leaves, 2 cups
spinach leaves, 6 cups
garlic cloves, 8-10 whole
walnuts, toasted, 1 heaping cup
parm cheese, 2/3 cup
lemon zest, 1 teaspoon
lemon juice, 1 lemon
olive oil, until pesto is smooth
salt & pepper, to taste

1. This recipe is really easy. Toast the nuts in a pan, usually until you can smell them.

Toss the nuts a few times to toast evenly.

2. Put everything in food processor.

3. Pour in olive oil while blending until smooth. This will…

…turn into this!

4. Put it on everything! Pasta, grilled cheese, vegetables…it’s great on just about anything.

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8 Comments»

  Liz wrote @

Mmmmmm…..I want a dish of your pasta with pesto and peas…yum!! And I love your recipe with the addition of spinach and walnuts…I bet it’s amazing!

  Tina@flourtrader wrote @

With such a wonderful list of fresh ingredients-this is no doubt delicious. Those pictures are tempting-now I am ready for pesto and pasta! Great post.

  Jenny wrote @

Mmm…what a creative twist on pesto!

  Liz @ Southern Charm wrote @

Yum!!! This sounds so fresh!! And over pasta? Loveeee!!!

  foodie @ tastingspot wrote @

i like your pictures and would like to invite you to share them on tastingspot.com. It will help bringing more users to your site

  Giulietta | Alterkitchen wrote @

This pesto is very interesting! It sounds delicious!

  Julie at Burnt Carrots wrote @

This looks super tasty! I can never find pine nuts from Turkey (I heard the ones from China aren’t great) and so always shy away from pesto. Thanks for sharing! Also, love the picture with the walnuts in the air!

  Pizza Two Ways « Bloom Everyday wrote @

[…] One: pesto, roasted garlic, tomatoes (add at end of bake time), olives, pepperoni for him, parm and cheddar […]


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