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Basil and Spinach Pesto

Basil and Spinach Pesto - TheRecipe.Website
Written by Lorna C
Basil and Spinach Pesto - TheRecipe.Website

Basil and Spinach Pesto

The Pesto is a make in advance recipe with a healthy spinach ingredient that the children love. Serve on seafood and rice/pasta for a divine subtle meal.
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Course: Dips
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Sauce, Vegetables
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 622kcal



  • Put the spinach, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil together with the basil leaves and the lemon zest into a blender and pulse the ingredients into a rough paste.
  • Add the Parmesan and blend again until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Taste and season if required.
  • Transfer the mixture into a glass/plastic bowl. Add a little bit more olive oil to loosen it up and store in the fridge until needed. Remove and allow to warm before using.


Sodium: 326mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 171mg | Cholesterol: 18mg | Calories: 622kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 34g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Fat: 61g | Protein: 12g | Carbohydrates: 9g