Spinach pesto

This simple dairy-free green-rich spinach pesto is great to have at hand for quick meals.  Tastes great with spelt pasta for a speedy, healthy meal.

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Serves: 8 servings
 
This simple dairy-free green-rich pesto is great to have at hand for quick meals.  Tastes great with spelt pasta for a speedy, healthy meal.
Ingredients
  • ~400g washed, spinach leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 5 tbsp / 70g pine nuts (or substitute some with almonds) - lightly dry-fried to release flavour.
  • ½ teaspoon dried leaf basil, crumbled (or fresh basil if you have it, as much as you like!)
  • 60ml / 60g / 3⅓ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Place a few spinach leaves, garlic, pine nuts, basil and a little oil in blender or food processor container. Cover and puree until leaves begin to look crushed.
  2. Continue adding spinach leaves a few at a time with small amounts of oil to blender, using a rubber spatula to help to combine pureed mixture.
  3. Add salt and process until spinach pesto mixture is smooth.
  4. If not using straightaway, put into a clean glass jar and pour olive oil on top to preserve.  Keeps for a week or so in the fridge.

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