Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recipe: Spinich Pesto and Pasta

Serves 6
Hands-On Time: 15m

Total Time: 20m


  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 pound baby spinach (about 10 cups)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the walnuts and garlic until chopped. Add the spinach, oil, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary.
  3. Add the pesto to the pasta and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the lemon zest and the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan before serving.
By Kate Merker, March 2009 via.


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