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Simple Basil-Spinach Pesto

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"I wanted a very simple, basic basil or spinach pesto without all the 'extras,' so I created my own version. This is great as a spread or anywhere a pesto is called for. The basil and spinach are interchangeable for 2 kinds of pesto or they can be combined (half-and-half) for a great spinach-basil pesto!"
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5 m servings 326
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 /2 cup pesto)


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  1. Combine basil, spinach, and pine nuts in a food processor; blend until finely chopped, about 30 seconds. Add garlic and pulse 15 to 30 seconds. Add oil slowly while food processor is on. Stop to scrape sides with a rubber spatula as needed. Add Parmesan cheese and pulse until blended.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Pine nuts can be replaced with pecans or walnuts. Each nut creates a slightly different flavor.
  • Pecorino Romano cheese would be a suitable substitute for Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 326 calories; 33.8 2.2 4.3 4 80 Full nutrition

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