This recipe is easy to make, you won’t even need your stove! You can find the ingredients in any supermarket near you! Measurements are provided so even first time cook can do it too, yey! So… Let’s start cookin’! :)
What we’ll need:
•Blender or Food Processor
4 cups spinach
2 cups basil
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
1/3 cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon Braggs Nutritional Yeast (optional)
I like to soak my spinach and basil first in water with rock salt to clean the leaves for about 20-30mins and rinse off with filtered water.
(L- Spinach, R- Basil - this is a small batch, 1/3 of the recipe.)
1. Place spinach, basil, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender. Turn on the machine and blend for 30 seconds. Slowly stream in the olive oil while the machine is running. Process until smooth.
OPTION: If you’ll store it in your fridge you can put the parmesan cheese after you thaw it before serving.
2. Serve with pasta, bread, etc. You can also put grilled chicken cut into squares as a topping.
Storage: Store in a Jar or container in your fridge for up to 2 weeks. This pesto freezes well too.
3. ENJOY! =)
(this is how it looks like when its done.)
Though I wish there’s a photo of the plating I did for this because my toddler ate it just when I’m about to get my phone for a pic… hahaha! =)
I love cooking and reinventing recipes! Hope you’ll love this too as much as we do. Let me know how it turns out and if you want more recipes from me! hihi! :D