This recipe amps up conventional basil pesto with a boost of spinach. It also uses walnuts instead of pine nuts, but either work here! You may also add in some parmesan or Romano cheese if you’d like.
*When basil gets torn or pureed in a blender it tends to bruise and oxidize, and can make your pesto appear darker/browner. Using a stone and mortar doesn’t damage the lead as much, and will give you a brighter/freshing looking pesto. However, blending is much faster… it’s your call!
For Nut Free: Replace the walnuts with sunflower seeds, and add cheese for extra bite and flavour!
Keywords: spinach basil pesto