Spinach walnut pesto sauce is an easy twist on traditional pesto that's perfect for pasta, spreading on sandwiches, and more. Lots of nutrients in these leafy greens!
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Spinach Walnut Pesto Sauce

Spinach walnut pesto sauce is an easy twist on traditional pesto that’s perfect for pasta, spreading on sandwiches, and more. Lots of nutrients in these leafy greens!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta sauce, pesto, spinach, walnuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 205
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, packed
  • 1/4 cup shelled walnuts
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions

  • Add spinach, walnuts, and minced garlic to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the spinach leaves are chopped up in small pieces.
  • Drizzle in the olive oil and process until smooth. Add the Parmesan and process until combined evenly.

Notes

If serving with pasta, I like to add a little bit of the hot pasta water and mix it into the pesto to thin it out just a little bit.
This spinach walnut pesto sauce will coat approximately one pound of pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 70mg