Quick Spinach Pesto

11 Jun

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Spinach is growing like crazy at the moment in our poly tunnel and as you can see I got a huge bowl of it, with Boots looking very interested although I don’t think he would like it very much! So mom asked me to use it up instead of it going to waste.

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I have been popping it into everything possible from breakfast smoothies to lentil salads but I thought a nice pesto would be a good way of using a big bunch up. The is quite a basic pesto but it is seriously yum. It can be used in all sorts from a quick pasta dinner to a Mediterranean grilled panini. I made mine quite garlicky which suits me down to the ground but you can reduce it down to 1 clove if you want. 

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Quick Spinach Pesto (1 Small Jar)

50g spinach

10g pine nuts

8-10 basil leaves

10g grated parmesan

2tbsp olive oil

3 garlic cloves

salt and pepper

  • Heat a small dry frying pan over a medium heat and add the pine nuts. Toast for 2-3mins, tossing regularly until light golden and fragrant.
  • Add all the ingredients to the food processor and whizz until all finely chopped and combined, scrapping down the sides as necessary. 
  • Store in a sterilized jar in your fridge and use as desired.

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2 Responses to “Quick Spinach Pesto”

  1. Move Eat Create June 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    Beautiful. I absolutely love spinach, so any way I can eat it is wonderful to me!

    • bakingblondebites June 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

      Aw thank you! Me too, I would try and stick it in everything if my mom would let me! 🙂

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