Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I don't like nuts in my pesto and I like spinach better than basil so I came up with this fast pesto recipe and I love it. I never measure but I tried to put it into measurments. It's best not to warm the Pesto mixture as it doesn't need it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In the food processor put in the spinach,lemon zest, lemon juice,garlic,olive oil,salt,pepper and cheese (sundried tomatoes). Process til spinach is small and everything is well combined.
  2. Meanwhile boil pasta til Al Dente.
  3. Pour Pesto mixture into large Pasta bowl and toss in hot pasta to coat and 1 or 2 tbs of pasta water if needed.
  4. Serve immediately with chicken or eat alone.
  5. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

I really liked this recipe. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. DH thoought it seemd to be missing something. He doesn't care for the nuts in regular pesto, so he looking forward to trying this recipe. I think next time I'll try it with shrimp or chicken. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne.

Lucky in Bayview August 09, 2009

5 stars! No, 6 stars! Me and my DH loved this pesto. The flavour was wonderful and what a great way to use spinach. I made some minor changes in amounts - a lot more spinach, a bit less oil and a bit less lemon juice. Perfect for us. I didn't use it for pasta but spread it on toasted french bread slices as an appetizer. Next time I will add a little fresh basil if I have it but this pesto is delicious as is. Thank you!

Cookin-jo August 03, 2009