Spinach Pesto

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Ingredients

4
cups firmly packed fresh spinach (10 ounces)
1
cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
cup chopped pine nuts or walnuts
1
cup olive oil
8
garlic cloves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Place all ingredients in food processor. Cover and process about 3 minutes, stopping processor occasionally to scrape sides, until finely chopped and smooth.
  • 2 Store covered in refrigerator up to 3 days or in freezer up to 3 months.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Choose spinach with leaves that are dark green and crisp; avoid any wimpy yellow ones.

Toss pesto with hot cooked pasta, or spoon it onto a block of cream cheese for a quick appetizer spread.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
2 mg
Sodium
60 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
1 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.