Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (60g)

Calories 193
Calories from Fat 154 (80%)
Amount Per Serving %DIV
Total Fat 17.1g 26%
Saturated Fat 4.2g 21%
Monounsaturated Fat 11.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 22.4mg 7%
Sodium 182.3mg 8%
Potassium 87.3mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 1.9g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 7.8g 16%

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Recipe Description
Frozen chopped spinach not only reduces the cost of pesto, but adds nutrients and fiber. Delicious, healthy and inexpensive to prepare!
Prep time
15 min
Cook time
0 min
Ready In
15 min


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Serves To:USMetric
10 Ounce(oz)  frozen spinach, thawed
1/3 Cup(c)  fresh basil leaves
2 Teaspoon(t)  basil leaves, dried
3 Tablespoon(T)  lemon juice
1/2 Cup(c)  walnuts, chopped
1 Teaspoon(t)  salt
1/8 Teaspoon(t)  white pepper
1/3 Cup(c)  parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 Cup(c)  olive oil
1/3 Cup(c)  water


Drain thawed spinach in a colander, pressing with your fingers to remove excess water. Combine in blender or food processor fresh basil, dried basil, lemon juice, walnuts, salt, pepper and cheese. Process until finely chopped. While processor is running, slowly add olive oil until a thick paste forms. Add water as needed until a smooth thick sauce forms. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Freeze up to 3 months.

Additional notes

Tip: Pesto can be used as a dip, sandwich spread, pasta sauce and as an ingredient in other dishes. Make a double batch of this pesto and freeze it in 1/2 cup portions.

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