I adore pesto. Plain and simple fact.
It is SO easy to make and I love to throw it on or in so many different things. I love my family’s version because it incorporates spinach, adding a great flavor and saving a bit on money. It still uses basil, but not tons of it. Basil is absolutely wonderful but it definitely can get a bit pricey.
I love to throw this on spaghetti with some sun-dried tomatoes and crumbled feta or in my sandwiches. You could use this recipe for so many different things, and believe me, I do! This particular time, I put it on my sandwich. This recipe really dresses up your ordinary sandwich and makes it something fancy. I felt like this Turkey Pesto Ciabatta sandwich would be something I ordered from a nice restaurant, when really, it took two seconds to put together and a fraction of the cost.
By September 5, 2012
Throw all the ingredients in the blender and you end up with an amazing spread/topping for sandwiches or pasta dishes! This is a family favorite!
IngredientsPrint This Recipe
- 1/2 cup Basil
- 1 1/2 cups spinach
- 1.5 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- TT salt and pepper (to taste)
- Place all ingredients in Blender and blend until smooth consistency forms. Refrigerate any left overs. If it has set for a while and oil begins to separate, simply stir to combine again.