Spinach Almond Pesto

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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Ingredients

servings 308 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 27.8 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 242 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  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

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...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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...

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 p...

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...

I used walnuts as I was out of pine nuts.

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 ...

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.

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

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!