Spinach Pesto Pasta

I recently started my vegetable garden and made the mistake of planting large leaf spinach, my garden is currently overrun with spinach and there is only so many spinach salads a girl can take.

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I was wondering how I would best be able to cook as much spinach as possible when it came to me………

SPINACH PESTO

 

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I have previously created a pesto and asparagus pasta dish but that was made with oil and I am trying my best to remove any unnecessary oils so I have tweaked that recipe to include spinach and remove any oil.

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Spinach Pesto Pasta

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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A quick and simple pasta dish with a big punch of flavour

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Spelt pasta for 2 people
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts

Directions

  1. Cook pasta as per instructions, once cooked save one cup of water from pot then strain pasta.
  2. 2. In a blender add spinach, garlic, basil, lemon juice, pine nuts and 3 tbsp of the saved pasta water. Blend till everything has combined into a chunky paste, add more pasta water till you get your desired texture.
  3. Divide the pasta between 2 bowls, add the pesto mixture and mix till pasta is evenly covered with pesto.

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There you have my oil free spinach pesto recipe, super easy and it helps get through large spinach supplies.

Do you have a spinach recipe I should try?

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