Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spinach.......makes a different kind of pesto

This is a wonderful way to sneak a vegetable into a pasta dish. Even spinach haters will love it!

Spinach-Walnut Pesto


  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped ( I use 2-3 cloves 'cause I love garlic!)
  • 1/2 cup Joe and Son’s EVOO, moderate intensity
  • Salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Yields: About a cup


 Place walnuts, spinach, basil, and garlic in a blender or food processor.  Process until the ingredients are combined.
 Drizzle in the EVOO slowly until it is absorbed and the mixture makes a smooth paste.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over Penne Pasta, Farfalle or Ziti.  Sprinkle with grated cheese. 

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