Spinach Pesto

Posted on by sorellatortina

Spinach My Soul indeed!

A few weeks ago, I traveled to New York for four days to visit with family and friends. In preparation I had managed to cook almost everything perishable in my refrigerator except for a huge container of spinach. Since there was no way I was going to let that go to waste, I looked into tons of things to do with spinach. I wanted something new, different, and with the ability to survive until I returned home. So what did I do? I made spinach pesto! Here is a super simple recipe I created based on what I already had in my kitchen. There are tons of variations on this sauce that you could make, so go crazy and get creative!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 2-3 cups of pesto

2 ½ cups spinach
¼ cup olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon salt (give or take)
¼ teaspoon pepper (give or take)
1 ½ cup basil (give or take)

Blend the spinach with the olive oil, slowly, alternating leaves and oil until the spinach is fully blended.

Add the rest of the ingredients, blending as necessary.

Overall, the pesto turned out super lemony, but in a delicious way. I think that was really what made this sauce so good. I was very pleased with the flavor, consistency, and staying power. I froze the pesto until I returned from my travels four days later. It was still delicious. So delicious in fact that I put it on anything and everything I could think of. I cooked meals just to get to use this spinach pesto. I can’t wait to make it again. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous with spinach. There is so much more to this leafy green than salads and sautéing.

What have you made with spinach recently?


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