Saucy Tricks: Easy Spinach Pesto

· by delijan · Read in about 2 min · (214 words) ·

A beautiful pesto sauce adds both a nutritional and presentation punch to your dishes. Making it is about as easy as it gets. Here’s my setup.

Spinach Pesto Setup



squeeze bottle (optional)


1 cup raw pine nuts, soaked 2 to 4 hours

2 cups fresh organic spinach, packed

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon white Balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon dried basil, or the equivalent fresh

salt and pepper


Put all of the ingredients in the blender.

Spinach Pesto Ingredients in Blender

Blend until smooth and creamy. Stop and scrape the sides of the blender jar as necessary.

Finished Spinach Pesto

That’s about it! See, I told you it was easy!

Yield: 1 cup of pesto.


I like to put this in a squeeze bottle so I can drizzle it over whatever I am making.

Spinach Pesto in Squeeze Bottle

Fresh basil is better than dried.

You can actually add any seasonings you like. A clove of garlic will give it a bite, oregano will add more of a pizza flavor, or add a roasted green chili and serve with tacos!


I drizzled this on pizza before I baked it to add more color and more flavor. As you can see below, it gets a bit darker when cooked.

Spinach Pesto Suggested Serving

It was really yummy!

It’s also good on falafel, crackers and grilled portabella burgers!