Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach
- 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
- 1 cup grated Romano cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1 cup olive oil
- Hot cooked pasta
- Place the first six ingredients in a food processor; cover and pulse until chopped. Add the walnuts, lemon juice and zest; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
- Serve desired amount of pesto with pasta. Transfer remaining pesto to ice cube trays. Cover and freeze for up to 1 month.
- To use frozen pesto: Thaw in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Serve with pasta.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 177 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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Dec 28, 2017
I made this last summer when my basil plants were overloaded. It froze really well in half-pint freezer containers. Flavor is very good.
Sep 8, 2011
Easy to make and got five stars from the family
Jul 22, 2011
I made extra, from an abundant basil harvest last summer, froze it in ice cube trays and was able to enjoy a quick, delicious meal for my family all winter long. Wonderful!!
Sep 8, 2010
This recipe was delicious and simple. I poured the pesto over pasta with bacon and sauted mushrooms. It was very good, and we had plenty of leftovers.