Recipe by WMAURO
"After they baste in the sun all summer long, I cut down my basil plants and make this delightful pesto. This basil pesto has been mellowed with fresh spinach and enhanced by the taste of black olives. I make big batches and freeze in small container for the whole year. It will keep in the fridge for a week. Toss with pasta. Spread on meat or sandwiches. Add a spoonful for favoring to lots of recipes. Enjoy!"
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packed fresh spinach
packed fresh basil
grated Parmesan cheese
grated Romano cheese
FYI: According to Jacques Pepin on one of his TV shows, if you blanche the basil briefly it will not oxidize and therefore will retain its green color. I would imagine this would hold true for the spinach as well.
Maybe I didn't do this recipe right but I thought it was TERRIBLE! Mine came out a pasty whitish grey color, which was very unappetizing.
My hubby and I thought this recipe was delicious. Its fast, easy, and much lighter than a regular pesto sauce. I forgot the olives but it was still good.
I thought this was a great variation on typical basil pesto. Sometimes I find the basil and pine nuts too strong. The spinach and walnuts mellowed it out and the olives were a nice addition. I only had parmesan cheese so did not use romano. It was delicious!
Great stuff! Love the variation with the black olives and spinach. Very tasty.
This is a wonderful pesto. The addition of black olives added another dimension. I followed the recipe exactly except I used aged gouda cheese instead of the Romano.
Easy and tasty! My family loves this pesto version.
A recipe worthy of more than five stars!! This is OUTSTANDING!! Thanks for posting this recipe; it's my new standard go-to for pesto sauce.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pesto Del Sol
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 266
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