Spinach Basil Pesto

I like pesto. But since becoming pregnant, it has become something I could do without. Until I came across a recipe for Spinach Basil Pesto from Two Peas and Their Pod. Since I haven’t had it in months, I wanted to give this recipe a try and see how I would feel about it. And I thought this was another great opportunity to use fresh basil from my herb garden. This recipe is incredibly easy and quick to make. And it is nut free which is a bonus if this is an allergy you need to worry about.

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You put all ingredients in a food processor and blend. That’s it!

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And yes, I did enjoy it very much!  How can you not?  Just look at that amazing color!  I think I am past the I hate pesto because of pregnancy phase.

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What’s great about pesto is you can use it in so many different ways.  The night I made it, the pesto was put on pasta with grilled chicken and some grated parmesan cheese.  A delicious and easy meal for a summer night.

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More recently, Matt and I enjoyed the pesto on homemade paninis, which we have quite often.

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Ciabatta bread, pesto, mozzarella cheese, and tomato grilled to deliciousness.

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I hope you give this recipe a try.  I am glad I did!

 

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