Spinach Pesto

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Add some spinach to your pesto sauce for a healthier alternative to this popular Italian pasta sauce.

SPINACH PESTO

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Yields: 4 people

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup walnuts
2 cups spinach leaves, chopped
8 basil leaves, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon silken tofu
1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

  1. Place nuts in a food processor and chop for 30 seconds.
  2. Add spinach, basil and garlic and pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped.
  3. Add tofu and cheese and pulse 3-4 times to blend.
  4. With the food processor running, drizzle in the oil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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