Paul's Favorite Spinach-Walnut Pesto

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Northern Cook

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.

Top Review by paiges105

I mixed basil and spinach together. I loved this recipe. We served ours over spaghetti squash and chicken. Yummy!

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.

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