Homemade Pesto with Basil & Baby Spinach by Kirstin Kadé | Mealz

Homemade Pesto with Basil & Baby Spinach


6 Servings

15 min Prep


Contains Nuts and more


A simple go-to pesto recipe that can be whipped up in under 15 minutes.

Original recipe at: http://tasteandseeblog.co.za/2016/08/09/homemade-pesto-with-basil-baby-spinach/

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Cooking Stages

    • Place the basil leaves, baby spinach, garlic clove, almonds, and extra virgin olive oil into a blender (I use my NutriBullet, it works like a charm).

    • Blitz until all of the ingredients are chopped up and mixed well. Scrape down the sides of the blender if necessary to incorporate all of the ingredients. Just a note here for students who may live in res, or others who just don't have a standing blender, a hand blender will also do a great job of this, you might just need some extra olive oil or some water to assist you. Just make sure to use a bowl or jug with high sides to prevent green stuff from flying all over the place 🙂

    • Add the lemon juice and zest, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp of salt, and 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper. Blitz until incorporated.

    • Taste the pepper and adjust the salt and pepper to suit your taste.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 76.2 g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 149.8 cals7%
% Daily Value*
Kilojoules 628 kJ7%
Fat 13.5 g21%
Sodium 145.3 mg6%
Carbohydrate 4.9 g2%
Protein 2.9 g6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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