Tuesday, October 12

Spinach and Parsley Pesto

I cooked this yummy meal last week but I've been saving it so I could play along with Frog, Goose and Bear's Easy Peasy Dinners. It was a really fast dinner to cook and not only did it taste yummy with the pasta but because I doubled the pesto so for the next couple of days it was was nice on saladas for lunch.


1 cup parsley, firmly packed
1 cup English spinach, firmly packed

1/2 cup cashews
1/4 - 1/2 garlic clove

50 grams parmesan cheese, grated

3 tbls olive oil

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until it forms a paste.

Serving Suggestions

- Stir through hot pasta.

- Stir the pesto, some peas and cold meat through cold pasta and serve as a salad.

- Spoon some onto half a baked potato, sprinkle some grated cheese on top and grill until cheese bubbles.

-Serve as a dip or on cracker.

It wasn't my girl's favourite meal but they did give it a go but for me I just loved it and I hope you do too.


  1. I really like pesto and we have parsley growing in our herb garden and I've just planted English spinach in our vegie patch so I would love to give this a try. I don't have a food processor but perhaps I could do this in our blender?

  2. well done on making your own pesto! i must admit i get it out of a jar most often these days, but the real this is so much nicer.... we have spinach growing in the garden... and this recipe certainly does look easy.... certainly a winner!
    thanks so much for joining in!

  3. Yum, we have an abundance of parsley in the garden and i cannot eat anymore. My husband even made parsley soup, I didn't like it but he loved it. Charmaine

  4. YUM YUM YUM! Love homemade pesto

  5. oh, i have been wanting to make pesto for awhile now...yum! i will save this recipe. Happy Wednesday Catherine

  6. That sounds delicious - thanks for sharing & east!

  7. Thanks so much for this very delicious recipe Catherine! Pesto is one of my fav's and I'll definitely be giving this a try. :)

  8. Basil pesto IS my all time favourite food. I have parsley & spinach growing in the garden so I will making this real soon ;) Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love pesto pasta. I have lots of parsley in the garden so might give homemade a try (I also often use a jar of pesto at the moment!). Good one! Lou.


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