I adore fresh basil and put this Basil Spinach Pesto on everything! The bite from the garlic mixed with the sweetness from the spinach is just perfect. Make a big ole batch of this stuff, it is power packed with nutrients and vitamins….oh yeah, and freaking flavor out the ying yang!
Be sure to see the Perfect Summer Salad recipe below!
Basil Spinach Pesto
1 cup fresh basil
1 cup packed fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup evoo
2 tsp lemon juice (mix it up with lime juice)
1/3 cup raw pine nuts or raw walnuts (I use a mix sometimes)
3 cloves garlic
S&P to taste
You can use a little chopper, blender cup or jar and emulsifier. Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
*Served here on top of a bed of arugula, heirloom tomatoes, steamed asparagus, avocado and raw pumpkin seeds. Perfect summer salad!