Spinach Pea Pesto | How to make Spinach Pea Pesto

By Bhavita Singh  |  13th May 2016  |  
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  • Spinach Pea Pesto, How to make Spinach Pea Pesto
Spinach Pea Pestoby Bhavita Singh
  • Prep Time

    10

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  • Cook Time

    0

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  • Serves

    8

    People

182

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Video for key ingredients

  • How to make Pesto

About Spinach Pea Pesto Recipe

My version of the classic pesto with spinach and fresh peas. No cooking involved and takes all of ten minutes. This sauce will remain in the refrigerator easily for a week, maybe more. I always keep a jar of pesto in my fridge to use as a spread in sandwiches and wraps, as a dressing for salads and meats, or for pasta.

Spinach Pea Pesto

Ingredients to make Spinach Pea Pesto

  • Baby spinach- 120 grams
  • Basil leaves - a handful
  • Fresh coriander- 2 cups
  • garlic- 2-3 cloves
  • Fresh peas (shelled)- 1/3 cup
  • Green chilies- 3-4
  • walnuts- 1/4 cup
  • Parmesan cheese- 50 grams
  • Green olives- 6-7
  • salt - if required
  • olive oil (preferably extra virgin) - 1/3 cup

How to make Spinach Pea Pesto

  1. Put all the ingredients except the oil in a food processor/ blender.
  2. Blend all the ingredients for a few seconds and then with the motor running, slowly stream in the olive oil and process until smooth. Start with 1/4 cup olive oil and add more till you get the consistency you like.
  3. If you prefer a thinner pesto, add up to 1/2 cup oil. Taste and add salt if required.

My Tip:

Pesto will remain in the refrigerator for a week or so. If you have a nut allergy, you can leave out nuts altogether or substitute walnuts for any other nuts you prefer. Adjust the amount of oil, according to the consistency you want.

Reviews for Spinach Pea Pesto (5)

Snehalata Janadri2 years ago

Thanq for the recepy. I made it n my kids like it. I'm using it to sandwiches n roti rolls. Can u please suggest me how else it could be used.?
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Kristi Shree2 years ago

if basil is not available then what can I use??
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Rashmirekha Dash2 years ago

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Shariq Ashraf2 years ago

Superbly made. The lush green color is telling all about the dish.
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Taneesha Mudra3 years ago

so easy and healthy! very nice pesto dish :D
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