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Quick Pesto

October 9, 2009
Basil PestoI love spinach salad, however there always seems to be that last serving left we never get to before it starts to droop.   Try this quick and easy pesto recipe for a fresh addition to your supper…and a budget friendly way to keep aging veggies out of the trash:
  • about 2 cups fresh spinach (it’s ok if it’s a bit wilted!)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/8 -1/4 cup olive oil…start with a little and add until desired consistency

Combine all ingredients together in a blender or small food processor, and in two minutes you will have a delicious pesto!  If you don’t have fresh basil on hand, experiment with dried herbs…crushed dried basil, Italian Seasoning, cilantro, crushed rosemary…pick your favorite, but start with just one until you know how the flavors will combine.

Tip:  freeze extra pesto in ice cube trays and then store in the freezer in an airtight container; each cube is about 1 oz