Monday, August 8, 2011

Spinach Pesto

Spinach Pesto

This is my spin on normal pesto.  I reduced the oil and cheese, and substituted most of the basil with spinach to add a healthy twist.  Jeremy and I both loved this.  I will never buy prepared pesto, or use the traditional recipe again.  I think I could still possibly reduce the oil by a tablespoon or two to make this dish even lighter.

-2 c spinach
-1/2 c basil
-1/2 c walnuts
-1/4 c parmesan cheese
-3 cloves garlic
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-1 Tbsp lemon juice
-4 Tbsp olive oil

Puree all ingredients in food processor.  Allow pesto to sit in the fridge for at least an hour prior to using to let the flavors come together.

1 comment:

Ben and Crystin said...

i'm always wanting to try my own pesto b/c i did a long time ago and it wasn't great. i'm totally trying this asap!