Spinach Pesto

Posted in: Spinach, Garlic


  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 pound baby spinach (about 10 cups)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • kosher salt and black pepper


  • In a food processor, combine walnuts and garlic and grind. 
  •  Add remaining ingredients (in 2 batches, if necessary) and puree until smooth. If the pesto is too thick, add a small amount of warm water.

Toss over pasta, roasted veggies, add to soup, or use as a spread on toasted baguette.


From Real Simple, March 2009