Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Spinach Pesto

I love pesto sauce and always looked for vary the way its made. I found a spinach pesto reciepe online and it intrigued me. Since I didn't have pine nuts on hand, I made it with walnuts and it turned out just as yummy! This is a versatile sauce that can be used for sandwiches to pasta. In

Spinach Pesto Sauce

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups washed, baby spinach (stems removed), well packed, 16 to 24 ounces
  • 3 garlic cloves, halved (or more depending on your taste)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt (to taste)
Directions:
  1. Place a few spinach leaves, garlic, walnuts and a little oil in blender or food processor container. Cover and puree until leaves begin to look crushed. 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. Add Parmesan cheese and salt (if using). Cover and process until spinach pesto mixture is smooth.

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