Spinach Basil Pesto

Check out this great Spinach Basil Pesto from Anne of fANNEtastic food who loves getting creative with her recipes. This time, she decided to mix in a little spinach with her pesto. Try this wonderfully simple recipe to make from imaginative fANNEtastic food. This is yet another pesto recipe except with a special twist. You will find other such recipes in the list below if this isn't quite what you had in mind.

This is another recipe found through our HARO question on recipes and experience with basil. Being a spinach lover, I found this recipe especially enjoyable.

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  • 1 C fresh basil leaves (packed)
  • 1/4 C grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 C olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 C spinach


Toss it all into a food processor, give it a whirl, and you are ready to eat! Serve over pasta or on a sandwich, as shown above (with turkey, grated parmesan, sliced zucchini and tomato)!

Sauce & Marinade

Here are a few more sauce and marinade recipes to consider. If you are looking for a traditional pesto recipe, a quick pesto, or even a variation on the pesto theme (walnuts amongst others), you will want to take a look through the list of recipes below.

Basil Dressing Flavored Mayonnaise (Basil Mango)
Parsley Basil Salad Dressing Basil Infused Olive Oil
Basil Butter Classic Basil Pesto Recipe
Walnut Pesto Recipe Basil Cream Sauce
Basil Shallot Mustard Basil Paste
Presto Pesto Basil Lemon Salad Dressing and Marinade

Dried Herb Recipes

If you are looking for something to spice up your meals, you might want to give these dried herb mixes a try.

Bouquet Garni Recipe
Herbes de Provence
Pasta Blend
Vegetable Seasoning
Italian Seasoning Recipe

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