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Parmesan Pesto

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


2 cups

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

This is a great recipe to use up leftover spinach and parsley. Whiz up the bright greens with our Parmesan Pesto Sprinkle cheese and herb blend and you'll end up with a sauce that's perfect for a crostini app or pasta main.

Serving Suggestions

Toss with pasta, use as a pizza sauce, or spread over crostini for an appetizer. Serve as a dip for our Black Garlic Meatballs recipe.


2 cups (packed) spinach leaves

1 cups (packed) fresh parsley leaves

¼ cups pine nuts (or almonds)

1 to 2 cloves garlic

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

⅓ cups olive oil

Salt & pepper to taste

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Parmesan Pesto Sprinkle

    Great pesto can be quite a chore to produce, and though we don’t recommend using this blend as a replacement for pesto, our Parmesan Pesto Sprinkle...

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Add spinach, parsley, Parmesan Pesto Sprinkle, nuts, garlic, and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until ground into a paste, stopping to scrape down sides a couple of times. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until completely combined. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Transfer mixture to a sealable container and chill until ready to use.