Paul's Favorite Spinach-Walnut Pesto

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this recipe from my brother-in-law - - it is his signature dish. I know he got the original recipe from a cookbook, but I do not know the name of the book. The pesto has an intense green color and a pleasingly bold flavor. Serve over thin to regular spaghetti noodles. Also, this pesto freezes very well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse several times until coarsely chopped. Scrape sides of bowl from time to time. Process continuously until the sauce is smooth.
  2. If the pesto is too thick, add a little hot water and pulse again.
  3. At this point, you can either freeze the pesto for future use or toss immediately with prepared, hot spaghetti noodles.
  4. Serve with crusty bread and a good white wine.


Most Helpful

This is a good quick supper recipe<br/>Tasty and simple <br/>I altered it using - no garlic, less oil (hubby on a diet) and still works

FreshFoodie July 07, 2013

Super easy and very very good. Since I am a big garlic lover, I added extra to mine. I made a double batch so I could freeze some for later. Just love easy tasty recipes!!! Thank you for sharing this.

JeannieG July 29, 2012

I really liked this, and found that it works very well with only 1/2 cup of olive oil. I even added more spinach to get the consistency that I wanted. Perhaps variations are due to ingredients ... type of cheese, walnuts, etc. It's delicious and now I know how to use up our surplus spinach. Thanks.

aefallon May 31, 2011

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