Made with a blend of baby spinach and basil, you hardly even know that spinach is packed into this delicious spinach pesto.
Eating seasonally is ideal, I know, but in my defense I live in a city of perpetual summer. Pesto in February doesn’t feel out of step with the seasons when you're still taking your kids to outdoor swimming lessons.
Wherever you live, I still think that pesto is a perfect winter sauce, spooned over comforting bowls of pasta and steaming bowls of soup, like Slow Cooker White Beans and Tomato Soup with Orzo.
Of course, pesto is always delicious in summer, with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella or in a cold pasta salad.
Why Should I Add Spinach to Pesto?
I like adding spinach to pesto for two different reasons.
- An added boost of nutrients, like Vitamin K, Vitamin C, iron and calcium
- More bright green color in your pesto!
How Much Spinach Should I Add?
It's up to you. I usually add a large handful of baby spinach, but you can add more or less, depending on what tastes good to you.
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