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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!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword how to make spinach pesto, spinach pesto, spinach pesto recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 230kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 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


  • Place all ingredients except for olive oil into food processor bowl.
  • Lock lid in place and turn the machine on. Stream olive oil into mixture until desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve with pasta, on pizza, on sandwiches, etc.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 94mg | Vitamin A: 1490IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 0.8mg