Spinach Pesto

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.

Spinach Pesto

Spinach Pesto!... 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!

By Chef in Training Published: 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!

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. 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.

    Enjoy!


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    1. Lorna

      Wow this sounds and looks so wonderful! Thanks for sharing your tried and true family recipes! I love pesto and am excited to try this! Have a great day!

    2. I think I love you, Nikki! Pesto is my fave “condiment?” ever. I love it on my pizzas, I love it with pasta, and I love it on sammies. Your spinach-ified version looks beautiful AND amazing, and is perfect for me since basil isn’t one of my most fave herbs.

    3. I have never had pesto because for some reason, I always assumed it was something gross in it. I was recently watching The Pioneer Woman on FN and saw it was basically basil, oil, and parmesan, things I love. So that’s what I get for assuming, huh? I really like that yours has spinach! My family loves spinach :) Can’t wait to try this out!

    4. On Fridays, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday – and I love this post so I’m featuring it as part of today’s roundup (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and thanks so much for inspiring me…