Toss this pesto sauce with hot pasta, spread it on sandwiches or spoon it onto grilled chicken. Let kids help with the simple steps in bold!
2 cups baby spinach leaves
½ cup fresh basil leaves
¼ cup walnuts or pine nuts
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup parmesan
2–4 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
Step 1: Place all ingredients except olive oil in a blender or food processor and pulse until well combined, scraping the sides with a spatula as needed.
Step 2: Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, then turn the blender on medium and gradually drizzle in more olive oil until pesto reaches desired consistency (you may not need all of it).
Step 3: Stir in salt and pepper to taste.