Spinach Basil Pesto {Nut-Free}

Spinach Basil Pesto Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This nut-free pesto can be made in 5 minutes!

Today we are sharing a super simple recipe for Spinach Basil Pesto. You all need to add it to your must make list. This pesto can be made in 5 minutes and goes well with just about everything-pasta, vegetables, chicken, fish, potatoes, soups, and it’s so good on sandwiches.

And if you are hesitant about the spinach, don’t be. Embrace the spinach. You really can’t taste it and it gives the pesto a vibrant green color, which makes me very happy. I love green! Plus, spinach is so good for you. I mean, you’ve seen Popeye flex his guns, right? Don’t you want arms like that? Gotta eat your spinach! Why not in pesto form?

Spinach Basil Pesto Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This simple nut-free pesto recipe can be made in minutes!

The ingredients couldn’t be any simpler-spinach, basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil. I didn’t forget the nuts, Josh is allergic to all nuts so we make nut-free pesto. I promise it’s just as tasty! So if you are concerned with nut allergies, this is the pesto for you! Omitting the nuts also keeps the calories and fat down, a bonus for swimsuit season:)

Spinach Basil Pesto Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Simple pesto that is great with pasta, chicken, fish, veggies, and on sandwiches!

Place the ingredients in a food processor or blender, let the machine work it’s magic and voila-you have a smooth and flavorful pesto!

We keep a jar of Spinach Basil Pesto in our fridge at all times. Again, it has so many uses. I am always incorporating pesto into our meals. It is such a great flavor booster.

In the summer, when our basil is growing like weeds, we make a huge batch of Spinach Basil Pesto and put it in the freezer. It comes in handy during the winter months.

Make a batch of Spinach Basil Pesto today! And come back on Wednesday because we are going to share a killer recipe that involves this presto pesto! See, I told you it has so many uses and you don’t want to miss this one!

Easy Spinach Basil Pesto Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

Spinach Basil Pesto {Nut-Free}

This nut-free spinach basil pesto is bright green and full of flavor! It is great with pasta, veggies, chicken, fish, or as a spread on sandwiches.

Yield: 1 cup pesto

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


4 cups spinach
2 cups basil
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon


1. Place the spinach, basil, garlic, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender. Turn on the machine and blend for 30 seconds. Slowly stream in the olive oil while the machine is running. Process until smooth.

2. Serve with pasta, veggies, chicken, fish, as a spread, etc. Store the pesto in a jar or container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. This pesto also freezes well. Enjoy!

Note-if you like a thinner pesto you can add a little more olive oil.

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