Spinach Pesto

Spinach Pesto

Spinach Pesto
Spinach Pesto
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Spinach Pesto

Spinach Pesto

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  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x


Spinach pesto is the ultimate condiment, use it to top pasta, sandwiches, chicken, fish and grain salads.


  • 6 cups Spinach
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2/3 cup Almonds or Walnuts (or pine nuts if you’re feelin’ fancy!)
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the spinach and garlic cloves. Process until the spinach and garlic are broken down into small pieces.
  2. Add the Parmesan cheese, nuts, salt and pepper. Pulse again until combined but not totally smooth.
  3. Add the balsamic vinegar and pulse again.
  4. Next turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the olive oil through the feed tube.
  5. Taste your pesto and adjust any seasonings as needed.
  6. Serve over roasted vegetables, fish, chicken, on sandwiches or salads its delicious!


For nut allergies, you can omit the nuts completely or substitute sunflower seeds for the almonds.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Sauces, Condiment
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 167
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 234mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
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