This is a pesto recipe I invented last spring. Goes well with a glass of Chardonnay. Non-vegans can add some grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or grana on your pasta!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.

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  • Place frozen spinach in a microwave-safe bowl; defrost in microwave on medium for 2 to 3 minutes. Squeeze as much water from spinach as possible. Blend spinach, parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and garlic in a blender until smooth.

  • Heat about 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; add lemon zest and pesto. Season with salt and black pepper. Add linguine and toss to coat with pesto; cook until warmed, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

611 calories; protein 17.8g 36% DV; carbohydrates 86g 28% DV; fat 23.3g 36% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 61mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2019
I read the reviews first and made some alterations which helped the final product come out delicious my family and I loved it. I added red pepper black pepper 2 chicken bouillon cubes and Italian seasoning. Other than the bouillon cubes I added everything to my own taste so I don t have exact amounts. I ll be making this again. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2012
Tried this out because I had everything handy at my house. It was a good, easy pasta but not overly flavourful. I didn't have much parmesan cheese left, but I would have added more if I had more. Overall, it was good, but would probably change the recipe a bit next time. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2012
Tried this out because I had everything handy at my house. It was a good, easy pasta but not overly flavourful. I didn't have much parmesan cheese left, but I would have added more if I had more. Overall, it was good, but would probably change the recipe a bit next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2018
It is a great recipe the only thing is lacked flavor so I added in the pesto vegetable broth as I was blending it then when I was simmering the pesto I added 2 vegetable bouillon cubes and also Italian seasoning and a little pepper flakes and it gave it lots of flavor it was delicious my family enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2014
This recipe was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2014
Pesto is to die for. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2019
I read the reviews first and made some alterations which helped the final product come out delicious my family and I loved it. I added red pepper black pepper 2 chicken bouillon cubes and Italian seasoning. Other than the bouillon cubes I added everything to my own taste so I don t have exact amounts. I ll be making this again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2017
Need lots and lots of salt/pepper/tabasco/etc to get it to taste like anything. Maybe I'm missing something Read More
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