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Spinach Pesto - Made with just a handful of everyday ingredients including fresh spinach and parmesan cheese, this healthy sauce goes great with pasta, chicken, veggies, and much more! Get the recipe on diethood.com
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Spinach Pesto

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Made with just a handful of everyday ingredients including fresh spinach and parmesan cheese, this healthy sauce goes great with pasta, chicken, veggies, and much more!
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 156

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4- cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4- cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2- cup chopped walnuts OR pine nuts
  • 1/2- cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2- teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/3- cup extra virgin olive oil (use more or less for desired consistency)

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  • If you prefer a thinner consistency, add more extra virgin olive oil and process until combined.
  • Transfer to a jar with a lid.
  • Keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Pesto
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 107mg4%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: homemade pesto, spinach recipes