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21 Day Fix Simple Spinach Pesto

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup of Pesto 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

A simple and delicious twist on Pesto using Spinach in place of Basil as the main green – perfect for  21 Day Fixers who have trouble getting in their veggies!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 cups of spinach
  • 1 T fresh basil (if you have it. I’ve made it with and without and it’s perfect either way.)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup of a good Locatelli cheese (Pecorino Romano) or a good quality feta (SO, SO good with both)
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • 6 teaspoons of olive oil
  • water (if necessary)

Instructions

  1. Just blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add a tablespoon of water or two to thin it out more if desired. Store in a mason jar and refrigerate. Should last a few days (if you don’t polish it off first!)
  2. I put mine over spaghetti squash and shrimp for a quick meal! Yum!

Notes

1 GREEN, 1/4 BLUE, 1 1/2 tsp (for 1/4 of sauce) OR 1 ORANGE (for 1/8 of sauce)


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Keywords: pesto, sauce, italian, pasta, gluten-free