Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Spinach and Walnut Pesto Recipe

Dec 12, 2012

Spinach and Walnut Pesto Recipe

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A delicious change on regular pesto! Earthy, delicious and budget friendly! Great in pasta, appetizers or casseroles!

A delicious change on regular pesto! Earthy, delicious and budget friendly! Great in pasta, appetizers or casseroles! Spinach and Walnut Pesto Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



I love looking through vintage cookbooks. 

My Aunt Linnea gave me a whole stack of Southern Living Annual Recipe Cookbooks and while I was browsing through the one for 1983, I found a recipe for Spinach Pasta. 

I decided to use part of the recipe and try making some Spinach and Walnut Pesto. It turned out really good. It's alot different from basil pesto. More earthy tasting and it goes great with pasta. 

I will be posting the pasta recipe I tried it with later this week or early next week.  


A delicious change on regular pesto! Earthy, delicious and budget friendly! Great in pasta, appetizers or casseroles! Spinach and Walnut Pesto Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Spinach and Walnut Pesto

by Sheena
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 cup fresh parsley sprigs
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper as needed
Instructions
Place the walnuts and garlic in a food processor.
Process for about 15 seconds. Add spinach, parsley and parmesan cheese and process drizzling olive oil in until well combined. Add salt and pepper if needed. Store in the refrigerator or freeze with plastic wrap directly on top with the air pressed out.
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11 comments:

  1. This sounds like it would be right up my alley! Pinned.

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  2. My mom used to make a walnut pesto but not with spinach. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  3. This sounds like a great pesto recipe! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  4. I've made pesto with kale before, but never spinach. Sounds absolutely delicious!

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  5. It sounds DELISH!
    Something I just must try
    Thanks for sharing it

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  6. Found you on Meatless Monday... this sounds like something that would go from breakfast (on eggs) to dinner (on grilled Salmon). Thanks for the recipe! Following you everywhere.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. What a great pesto recipe. Looks so delicious! Come and visit us this week. We have a new Southern author that you will love. Register to win her book!!!!

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this at Manila Spoon, Sheena! Love this! Looks so delicious! Can't believe I haven't followed your blog yet so am correcting this mistake and joining your site. - Abby

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    1. You're welcome, Abby!! I'm always finding blogs I haven't followed yet too! :)

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