Spinach Pesto

How come I have not tried this before? I love pesto. Any combination of fresh basil and nuts. Add garlic or leave it out, cheese, we’ll leave that out for now, but seriously, I love the stuff. Why have I never tried making it with spinach? So I finally did. I had a half bag of spinach and wasn’t really craving a salad, so pesto it became, and boy was it yummy! Seriously, I could eat this by the spoonfuls and it is so easy!



2 C washed fresh spinach

1/3 C raw walnuts

1/2 C olive oil

3/4 tsp sea salt

Feel free to add a clove of garlic, but I didn’t, just because I didn’t feel like garlic today.


Place the walnuts in a food processor and let it process about 20 seconds. Add the rest of the ingredients. Taste and add more salt, or olive oil if you like. Serve on Paleo Pizza, Zoodles, Paleo crackers, Plantain Chips, or my new find Sweet Potato Vermicelli.


DSC_0122Spinah pesto and zoodles!  Yummy!

4 thoughts on “Spinach Pesto

    1. Paleo in the Desert Post author

      The zoodles are spiraled zucchini. The sweet potato noodles I found at the Asian market in the Korean section. The only ingredient is sweet potato starch. They are yummy!


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