Recipe: Pesto with Spinach
Title: Pesto with Spinach
Categories: Italian, Sauces
Yield: 1 servings
2 c Tightly packed spinach, 1/2 c Olive oil
Washed and stemmed 1/2 c Freshly grated
2 tb Broken pine nuts or Parmesan cheese
Shelled walnuts 2 tb Freshly grated
2 lg Cloves of garlic, peeled Romano cheese
Place spinach, pine nuts, garlic, and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of salt, if
desired, in a food processor fitted with the steel blade or a blender jar.
Pulse several times to begin chopping and blending the ingredients. Then
turn on machine at high speed and pour in the olive oil in a steady stream.
Blend until the mixture is a smooth paste. If you are using a blender you
will have to stop and start the machine occasionally to give the
ingredients a stir. When the ingredients are pureed, transfer to a bowl and
stir in the cheeses. Blend thoroughly.
For parsley pesto, substitute 2 c. of parsley for the spinach.