21 Reviews

Very good sauce for pasta and pizzas. I found I needed a good amount more salt and pepper than the recipe calls for. Also, because spinach doesn't have a hint of sweetness the way basil can, I added a drop or two (literally) of Vanilla. That just about did it.

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Shylocke June 07, 2010

Sorry to keep picking on you but your recipes are soooo good. I don't have an herb garden and to buy those little plastic packaged herbs at the market is so expensive when you need two cups. Spinach is the favored veggie in our house so I thought, "why not?" This was really terrific served tossed with some linguine and grilled shrimp.

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Pot Scrubber July 10, 2006

Delicious- used small amount of basil rather than parsley. Thanks x

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Kathryn M. September 15, 2015

I thought this was very nice it just needed half a lemon to brighten it up a bit and i used a tbsp of fresh basil as well. Will be making this again for sure!

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Michelle L. August 23, 2015

I left out the parsley because I don't care for it (and initially made this because basil isn't my favorite, but spinach is). I also left out the nuts because DD doesn't care for them. I felt it needed more salt & pepper, but otherwise it turned out beautifully to accompany the Pesto Chicken on this site. I browned chicken thighs on the stovetop, covered each piece with pesto, poured in a little white wine & chicken stock, topped with purchased fresh 3 cheese ravioli & mozzarella cheese. Placed in a 350 degree oven (in the same cast iron skillet, covered with foil) & baked for about an hour. It was an almost effortless one dish meal that everyone loved. Thanks for sharing, I can now say I like pesto (spinach, that is).

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Larawithoutau March 18, 2015

Beautiful pesto!! My flatmate thought the taste lf the garlic was quite strong but I think it was delicious. It mixes well with the pasta...even the whole grain one. I didn't have enough chestnuts so i used half of the required amount and cashew nuts for the other half. Finally, instead of using fresh parsley, i used some frozen one i already had.<br/>I was very very pleased. Thank you!!!

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Sonia F. February 02, 2014

It was great and adjusted according to available ingredients and personal taste.

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Gary's Creations December 29, 2012

Tasty. I think it would be very good served with chips or crackers. I used it on pasta and the flavor wasn't as intense as I'd like. I needed more salt & pepper. My boyfriend thought it was a tad dry, no doubt since it uses less oil than most pestos. A good recipe that I'll make again, with a few tweaks. Thank you for posting!

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HisPixie July 17, 2010

Great change of pace. Really liked the use of walnuts which shine oh so nicely against all the other ingredients. .Also like that this has less added oil then most other pesto recipes. Made as written using the walnut option and used in both Nif's Grilled Tomatoes With Pesto and Cheese and Roasted Pesto Beets. Will be making more real soon. Thanks for the post.

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Debbwl July 05, 2010
Speedy Spinach Pesto