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Spinach Pesto

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Ingredients
  Fresh spinach 1 Pound (0.5 Kilogram)
  Olive oil 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) (Adjust Quantity As Per Taste)
  Dry oregano 2 Tablespoon
  Basil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a blender or a food processor mix the spinach with some of the olive oil to form a paste.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and while they are blending, drizzle the olive oil.
3. You need to blend until you get a paste at the end of the processes.

SERVING
4. Serve with hot pasta and fresh tomatoes or sun dried tomatoes.
5. You may use the pesto sauce to spread in sandwiches, on grilled fish or chicken and as a side dip with bread sticks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Spinach pesto is a very unique dish in itself as it solves the purpose of a pesto sauce and at the same time you don't have to bother about getting a lot of fresh basil for pesto as it has the flavor of basil in. A perfect alternate to the traditional pesto. Take a look at the video for exact recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 619 Calories from Fat 560

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 64 g98.2%

Saturated Fat 9.5 g47.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 5.7 mg1.9%

Sodium 260.4 mg10.8%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber 4.9 g19.6%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A 154.7% Vitamin C 42.1%

Calcium 28.2% Iron 29.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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