Spinach Pesto

Spinach Pesto Recipe with Garlic

This Spinach Pesto Recipe is made with fresh ingredients including basil, garlic and lemon juice! Perfect for pasta, soup and much more!

Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 230 kcal
Author Lauren


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves really pack them in!
  • 1 big handful fresh baby spinach
  • 1 small clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese freshly grated (I use a microplane)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (1/2 lemon, juiced)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil or how ever much you need to get the desired consistency
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place all ingredients except for olive oil into food processor bowl.
  2. Lock lid in place and turn the machine on. Stream olive oil into mixture until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Serve with pasta, on pizza, on sandwiches, etc.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Pesto Recipe with Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 275mg12%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1490IU30%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.