Spinach Basil Pesto

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups baby spinach leaves
  • ¾ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Blend the spinach, basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor until nearly smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary. Drizzle the remaining olive oil into the mixture while processing until smooth.

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