Meatless Friday Recipe: Spinach pesto

I love pesto, yes I do.  Basil almond pesto is my favorite but we don’t have enough basil during the winter months and so there are many other types that we like to make.  

A few years ago I got into experimenting with different greens in pesto, kale pesto is probably our least favorite though not exactly bad but spinach runs a close second to basil.  It is slightly different but good and spinach is inexpensive to buy organic.  I have lots and lots of baby greens sprouting up in the garden right now so I hope to experiment with those in a few weeks!

Spinach pesto

3 large handfuls of spinach, washed 
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 juiced lemon
1/2 cup slightly roasted pecans 
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 teenie pinch of cayenne
2 tspn salt
1 tsp pepper

put the spinach, garlic, cayenne and lemon in the food processor and combine until roughly chopped but not too pureed

add the pecans and parmesan cheese

process while adding the olive oil slowly until pureed

toss with your pasta or put on fish, seafood what have you.  I like to dip bread in it : )

Enjoy your meal outside instead of slaving away in the kitchen

Every week during lent on Friday I will be sharing a meatless meal with you all and I am inviting everyone to link up to a meatless recipe on their own blog.

The only rules are:

1. You must post a link to the actual recipe on your blog and not to your front page.
2. Please place a link in your blog post back here so everyone can find all of our recipes.
3. Only post one recipe per week.

Thats it!

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One Response to Meatless Friday Recipe: Spinach pesto

  1. Bethany Trimble February 23, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    Mmmm! Trying this tonight! Added bonus is that we have everything already so I don't have to run to market! Thanks! 🙂

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