Tuesday 18 March 2014

Spinach Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

Pesto sauce is handy when you want to make a quick meal. It is good as a spread on plain or toasted bread, you can make this as a filling for bread rolls, you can marinate chicken or fish with pesto sauce and grill them and also the famous pesto pasta, it is even good with chapathi or basmati rice too! This pesto is really tasty with a blend of spinach, basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic and cheese.... The original recipe asks for pine nuts but you can substitute with almonds.... It is perfect for freezing in an ice cube tray and you can add to a pasta dish for a quick and easy meal.....
Spinach Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe
Recipe from here
Spinach, basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, and Parmesan cheese work together in this tasty pesto recipe.
1 ½ cups baby spinach leaves
¾ cup fresh basil leaves
½ cup toasted almonds or pine nuts
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black
Pepper Powder- to taste
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ tsp lemon zest
½  cup extra-virgin olive oil (I only used ¼ cup oil)
  • Blend the spinach, basil, almonds, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor until nearly smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary. Drizzle the remaining olive oil into the mixture while processing until smooth.
How to make Pesto Sauce at home

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  1. lovely recipe...i always used store bought sauce...Looks fresh

  2. So lovely pesto sauce and I bookmarked to try this recipe :)

  3. Perfect for Spring Time and St Patrick's day time!

  4. Nyc clicks as usual...pesto s an alltime favorite,bt never made with spinach..lovely twist

  5. lovely! nice recipe. Bookmarking this.

  6. Lovely recipe.. love the color! :)


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