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Spinach & Walnut Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Spinach & Walnut Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Spinach & Walnut Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by johnnyohguy

Makes 8 servings



A different take on traditional pesto, made with spinach and walnuts

Recipe Ingredients for Spinach & Walnut Pesto

1/4 c walnuts
3 cloves garlic
2 c spinach
1/4 c basil
1/2 c olive oil
1/3 c parmesan
1 lb pasta

Recipe Directions for Spinach & Walnut Pesto

  1. cook pasta according to package directions

  2. pulse walnuts, garlic, spinach, and basil in a food processor until coarsely chopped

  3. while the machine is running, add the olive oil in a thin stream

  4. stir the cheese, cayenne and salt and pepper to taste into the pesto

  5. drain the pasta, saving some of the cooking water

  6. stir the pesto into the pasta, using reserved cooking water to loosen if necessary

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 87.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
328
Calories from Fat
165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.3g
28%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Potassium
176mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
32.3g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
9.3g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 7% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
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