Spinach Walnut Pesto
Amplify the flavors of your next meal - breakfast, lunch, or dinner - with a delicious and easy spinach walnut pesto made with high-quality walnuts from Glenda’s Farmhouse!
- Add spinach, basil, walnuts, garlic, and lemon juice to a food processor.
- Pulse to the point of breaking down the ingredients (about 7 times).
- Using the top opening of the food processor, slowly pour the ½ cup of olive oil as pulsing continues.
- Check the mixture and scrape down the sides of the processor bowl.
- Once thoroughly pulsed, determine whether you need to add the remaining olive oil and mix again to achieve the desired consistency.
- Season with the salt and pepper.
Versatile Uses for Pesto
As fantastic as pesto is with pasta, it can be so much more. Let’s review some creative ways to enjoy pesto with various meals!
TRY PESTO WITH BREAKFAST
Incorporate savory flair into your breakfast dishes by using pesto as a topping sauce or as part of batter. Mixed with cream cheese, pesto will enhance your daily bagel as well. Your day will start off on the right foot with an interesting and easy kick to the traditional breakfast.
SPICE UP YOUR DIPS
An easy, tasty dip comes by blending pesto with Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, and other softer textured dip bases. Play a bit with the flavors to find what combination you like best, and start dipping your favorite chips, crackers, or veggies.
MAKE A SPREAD
Pesto is an ingenious way to liven up mayo for a flavorful sandwich or wrap. Add your favorite deli meat and veggies for the perfect mid-day meal!
MIX UP SALAD DRESSING
Beside this leveled-up sandwich or wrap, enjoy an equally interesting salad with your mid-day meal. Adding pesto to a salad dressing, with oil for a vinaigrette or with buttermilk for an Italian ranch, kicks up the flavor in your favorite salad topping. You can also use this mixture as a marinade or an additive to rice, tuna and chicken salads, and other grains like quinoa.
LEVEL UP A SOUP
Complete your perfect lunch menu of sandwich and salad with a delicious soup. A drizzle of pesto on top of your favorite soup will be more than pretty; it also adds an incredible flavor.
SWITCH UP PIZZA NIGHT
Replace the traditional pizza sauce with pesto for surprisingly delicious results. The richness of pesto requires less of the sauce than tomato-based sauces, but the flavor complements all of your favorite pizza toppings.
MAKE VEGETABLES APPETIZING
If your family skips the veggies if you’re not watching, toss them with pesto for a flavor transformation. Green beans, potatoes, steamed broccoli, and other vegetables typically avoided may become staples for your family’s table.
SKIP THE MARINADE AND SEASONING OF PROTEIN
With pesto, you can simply sauce up your prepared protein and omit seasoning and marinating.
Prepare to level up every meal of the day with Spinach Walnut Pesto made with Glenda’s Farmhouse walnuts.