Spinach Walnut Pesto
Not your traditional basil pesto, but this twist has just as many applications as the original. Use this traditionally as a pasta sauce, or with chicken, sandwiches, and wherever else your imagination may lead you! All of this can be prepared no fuss in a high power blender or food processor (minus the walnuts), so it makes for a very easy clean up.
Spinach Walnut Pesto – serves 2-4 (from Family Fresh Cooking)
1 cup packed spinach leaves; 1/3 cup toasted walnuts; 1/4 cup olive oil; 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese; 1 clove fresh garlic; splash of lemon juice; salt and pepper to taste
To toast the walnuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread walnuts out in a single layer and toast for about 10 minutes, or until golden and fragrant.