vendredi 26 décembre 2014

Spinach pesto

For your favorite pasta lover, try packaging this pesto in 1-cup jars or other attractive containers, and give along with bags of pasta. Have fun personalizing your gift, and remember to include the directions for cooking !

Makes about 3 cups
  • 4 cups firmly packed spinach (10 to 12 ounces)(350 grams)
  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup olive oïl
  • ½ cup chopped pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cloves garlic
  1. Place 2 cups of spinach and remaining ingrédients in food processor, cover and process 1 minute.
  2. Add remaining spinach and process about 2 minutes, stopping processor occasionally to scrape sides, until finely chopped and smooth.
  3. Serve over hot pasta or spoon on top of a block of cream cheese for a quick appetizer spread if desired.
  4. Store covered in refrigerator up to 3 days or in freezer up to 3 months.