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Spinach Pesto

This delicious spinach pesto is made with fresh baby spinach and basil! A very useful low carb and keto friendly sauce.

Spinach Pesto - a fantastic blend of baby spinach and basil

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This no-cook recipe is my variation of a regular pesto! It's nut free, but has plenty of healthy spinach, together with fresh basil, and Parmesan!

Here are some ways to use this spinach and basil pesto!

 

How to Make Spinach Pesto

Add some fresh baby spinach, basil leaves, shredded Parmesan, garlic paste (or minced garlic), and lemon juice to a food processor.

Spinach Pesto - a fantastic blend of baby spinach and basil

Blend until smooth.

Spinach Pesto - a fantastic blend of baby spinach and basil

With the machine running, slowly add some extra virgin olive oil until fully incorporated.

Spinach Pesto - a fantastic blend of baby spinach and basil

Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed. You might also like to add a drop more lemon juice if it suits your tastes!

Spinach Pesto - a fantastic blend of baby spinach and basil

Make sure that you use baby spinach for this recipe! Mature spinach can be rather bitter, which will ruin the taste of your finished pesto.

Spinach Pesto - a fantastic blend of baby spinach and basil

 

Spinach Pesto

Spinach Pesto

Yield: ½ Cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This delicious spinach pesto is made with fresh baby spinach and basil! A very useful low carb and keto friendly sauce.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz fresh baby spinach
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan
  • ½ tsp garlic paste or minced garlic
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the spinach, basil, Parmesan, garlic, and lemon juice to a food processor, and blend until smooth.
  2. With the machine running, slowly add the oil until fully incorporated.
  3. Taste for seasoning and add salt, pepper and more lemon juice as needed.

Notes

1g net carb per serving (approximately two tablespoons)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving Calories 94Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 4mgSodium 122mgCarbohydrates 1gNet Carbohydrates 1gFiber 0gProtein 3g

 

 

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