When I found a recipe that called for pesto I opted to make my own instead of buying it. So I scoured the internet and happened upon this recipe for Nut-Free pesto. My father has a nut-allergy so I found this to be an exciting discovery.
Even though I wasn’t cooking for anyone with a nut-allergy that night, it’s nice to know that these meatballs can be prepared anytime we’re hosting company.
Nut-Free Basil Pesto
- 4 C spinach
- 2 C basil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 C parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/3 C + 1 tbsp olive oil
- Puree all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor.
- While the machine is running, stream in the olive oil.
*This recipe is from Maria and Josh at http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/spinach-basil-pesto/*
I used this pesto in mini meatballs – ground turkey, pesto, panko breadcrumbs – on top of linguine pasta with jarred marinara sauce for a quick dinner that still tasted from scratch.
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Wow what mouth-watering ideas you have on here. I’m particularly fond of spinach myself and am always looking for delicious yet healthful ideas. Check out this blog for a spectacular breakfast idea… http://68anda6pack.com/2013/06/25/the-turbocharged-popeye-breakfast/ … Tasty stuff that I now regularly use for my pre-workout meals. Just thought I’d share. 🙂