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Faux Pesto

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars
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"Not your usual pesto. Everyone will be surprised when they learn the secret ingredients."
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Ingredients

10 m servings 113
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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  1. Mix the spinach, pecans, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor; stream the olive oil into the mixture as it blends. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 113 calories; 11.1 1.2 2.5 4 82 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I'm the author of the recipe to answer some questions...You do not need a full 1/2 cup of EVOO...use to your desired consistency. I use shredded parm (either fresh shredded or pre-shredded) not ...

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Had a good flavor but was difficult to make since my food processor is small and I couldn't stream in the oil until I transferred it to a blender. Probably won't make again because of that but ...

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I'm the author of the recipe to answer some questions...You do not need a full 1/2 cup of EVOO...use to your desired consistency. I use shredded parm (either fresh shredded or pre-shredded) not ...

Excellent recipe when you need to be a little creative. I live in a place where pine nuts and basil are hard to come by. Using spinach leaves and pecans worked perfectly for me! Thanks!

At first I was a little bit skeptical about pesto without basil leaves. But this was a pleasant surprise! It tasted great! And it's a lot cheaper than buying basil! I would recommend adding ...

I thought this was great and my wife who says she does not like Pesto sauce said she loved it. I made it exactly as stated only I used frozen spinich and soy nuts because of nut allergies. So ea...

Delicious! Great way to use up fresh spinach. I used walnuts instead of pecans (since I had those on hand) and it was great!

Great recipe! Mild, yet fairly flavorful. Very easy to make. I minced the garlic before adding to the food processor for fear of getting a chunk of raw garlic in the sauce. Thanks for postin...

I followed all the directions/ingredients, except I only had almonds on hand. Still turned out great, and super easy :)

Had a good flavor but was difficult to make since my food processor is small and I couldn't stream in the oil until I transferred it to a blender. Probably won't make again because of that but ...

I was looking for something to do with my extra fresh spinach, this was just the thing.