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Basil Spinach Pesto Recipe

This Basil Spinach Pesto Recipe is an easy, delicious way to add flavor and superfoods to your meal! Naturally gluten free, low carb and healthy!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 Tbsp
Calories 84kcal
Author Taylor


  • 1/2 Cup Pine nuts
  • 2 Cups Baby spinach, Tightly packed
  • 1 Cup Basil leaves, lightly packed
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp Fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 Cup Olive oil


  • Heat your oven to 350 degrees and spread the pine nuts on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and toasted, about 4-8 minutes.
  • Transfer the pine nuts into a large food processor and process until broken down. Add the spinch and basil and process until broken down. Add in the lemon zest and juice and process again. Finally, add in the Parmesan, garlic and salt
  • With the food processor running, stream in the olive oil until combined.
  • Transfer to an air-tight container and store in the fridge for about a week or devour immediately!


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 8.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 108.4mg | Potassium: 33.7mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 8.1IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 4.3mg | Iron: 2.4mg