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Spinach Almond Pesto Recipe

Spinach Almond Pesto

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"Use spinach, Parmesan cheese and California Almonds to give pesto a new flavor. Toss this with pasta and tomatoes."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Place almonds and pine nuts (keep separate) in a single layer in a dry skillet over medium heat. Toast, stirring occasionally until fragrant, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Combine all ingredients except 1/2 cup of the slivered almonds in a food processor, blending just until smooth.
  3. Toss pesto sauce with cooked fettuccine and top with roasted cherry tomatoes and remainder of slivered almonds.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 19, 2009

Outrageously good. Made a batch left out the cheese and froze in ice cube trays and then bagged in the freezer. Add the cheese and thinned a bit with water before serving. Tossed w/shrimpand pasta

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 23, 2010

The recipe made a LOT of the pesto, too much. And it was like eating pureed spinach. Did not taste the almonds or (expensive) pine nuts.

 
Mar 01, 2010

Really good! I used fresh spinach, about 3 cups or so (the amount of basil you'd use in a typical recipe) and used less liquid (about 1/2 the amounts, eyeballed it) since the fresh spinach has a good amount of moisture. I added a tbsp of dried basil, and salt and pepper to taste. If you've had pesto before, you know how you like it. :) This pesto is so good, and I love that I didn't have to spend a ton on fresh basil. I'll definitely make this again.

 
Mar 12, 2009

Awesome pesto recipe. I had no idea pesto could taste this good without basil. I didn't have any almonds in the house, so I substituted toasted pecans. Otherwise, I didn't change a thing and the pesto came out great.

 
Mar 25, 2010

I used walnuts as I was out of pine nuts.

 
Feb 22, 2010

I made this and absolutely loved it. I cooked the spinach myself so I used a bit of cooking water instead of the broth(less sodium!). Added a bit of nutritional yeast, and about a cup of silken tofu because I like creamy sauces!!

 
Mar 09, 2010

Good - but too much on the cheesy side... and can i make it with raw -fresh spinach - uncooked - that's what i will try next!

 
Jun 09, 2010

Delicious with fresh spinach. I used Cashews instead of pine nuts.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 27.8 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 242 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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