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Spinach spring onion pesto! A Seasonal pesto!

Vegan, Gluten-free spinach & spring onion pesto!
Vegan, Gluten-free spinach & spring onion pesto!

Yesterday, I made this glorious spinach spring onion pesto! The pesto itself is Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free & Gluten-free!

To make it completely Vegan, combine with tofu, seitan, tempeh or so! πŸ™‚

To make it completely Gluten-free, use GF penne! πŸ™‚

Setved with spelt penne & fried organic chicken pieces!
Served with spelt penne & fried organic chicken pieces!

Recipe: For about 650-700 ml pesto

Ingredients:

4 fat spring onions, cleaned, white & green parts used, cut into smaller rings

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely cut up

1 cup toasted walnuts

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

20 grins of finely milled black pepper

zest of 1/2 unwaxed lemon

1/2 teaspoon herbed sea salt

1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt

200 gr cleaned, washed, spun dry spinach, big stalks removed ( weighted when spun dry )

4 tablespoons of a fruity extra virgin olive oil

To serve: cooked white spelt penne + fried organic chicken pieces, fried into a fruity extra virgin olive oil, seasoned with Maldon sea salt & black pepper

Method:

1. Take your food processor & add chopped spring onions, garlic, toasted walnuts, garlic powder, sea salt, herbed salt, lemon zest & 15 grins of pepper. Pulse until it is finely mixed. Add your spinach leaves & push them into the base of the food processor. Pulse again & again until it all comes beautifully together! From time to time, you need to stop your food processor & push the spinach into the base, near the blade. Pulse again. Now, pour your olive oil gradually into the funnel. Stop, if the pesto is to your liking! I only added 4 tablespoons because I don’t like my pesto too runny.Β It must look something like this:

yummmm!
yummmm!

Taste! It has to taste fabulous!!! I added 5 grins of black pepper extra! πŸ™‚Β You must taste the walnuts, the lemon zest & then spinach-spring onion mix. MMMM! Serve instantly on hot cooked spelt penne & with your chicken pieces, scattered around the outside of your pasta plate. I like to mingle the fresh pesto into my pasta tubes, it is even more yummier this way ( not pictured ) Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

66 thoughts on “Spinach spring onion pesto! A Seasonal pesto!

  1. am going to try this when am making pasta next time….i made peanut pesto this morning, got to see your post after that am gonna bookmark this and try ASAP…..yuuuuuuuuuuuum. <3<3

  2. Rhys and I were eating pesto tonight and commenting on how much we both love it. I was explaining to him how fun it is to switch up the ingredients and use different greens or nuts. I love that you used spring onions here- I haven’t seen that before!! It looks so yummy on the pasta!

  3. I made it today & my husband & 2 kids loved it! It was so spring like delicious! x

      1. I am finally getting a chance to catch up on your posts from when we were on vacation πŸ™‚ . Amazing work as always, Sophie xxx

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