- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- black pepper to taste
Place basil, spinach, garlic and pine nuts into a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. With food processor running, gradually add olive oil and process until smooth.
Transfer to a bowl and stir in Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Replace basil with 1 cup fresh parsley, 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves and 2 tablespoons fresh thyme.
Substitute finely chopped walnuts for pine nuts.
Add a squirt or two of lemon juice for an added bit of freshness.
For those of you with nut allergies, replace the nuts in the recipe with 3 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano cheese!
Calories: 177.93kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.19g | Protein: 2.66g | Fat: 18.17g | Saturated Fat: 3.04g | Cholesterol: 5.38mg | Sodium: 248.62mg | Fiber: 0.38g | Sugar: 0.19g