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homemade Spinach Pesto recipe

An easy and delicious homemade pesto featuring spinach instead of basil.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pesto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 1573kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons dried basil you can skip this, if you like!
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Put spinach, garlic, basil, and a bit of the oil into a food processor.
  • Process until itty bitty.
  • Add remaining ingredients and process until itty bitty again.
  • I like to add a bit of Parmesan to the finished pesto and stir it in.
  • Add a bit of oil to the top of the jar to keep it fresh while storing.
  • Store in fridge.

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Nutrition

Calories: 1573kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 155g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 2785mg | Potassium: 1451mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5895IU | Vitamin C: 24.6mg | Calcium: 623mg | Iron: 18.5mg