Friday, January 6, 2012

Spinach Pesto

We eat a lot of baby spinach at our house.  We buy those big containers of it and I try to fit it into as many meals as possible, but even then it's hard to use all of it. 

A few months ago I decided to use it to make spinach pesto!
It is delicious and freezes great.  Just put it into ice cube trays and thaw as you need it.  Also, just use it as you would regular pesto.  It definitely doesn't taste the same as basil pesto, but if you add some basil leaves it would be close.
I use Giada's recipe here.

And here are some more ideas of how to use pesto.
Pesto Bread
Pesto Bread Rolls
Pesto Pizza
Pesto Pasta
Pesto Cream Sauce
Pesto Roasted Chicken
Pesto Roasted Potatoes- a new post coming soon!


1 comment:

  1. Freeze it, the leftover spinach that soon as mine looks like it may begin going bad I stuff as much as I can into sandwich bags and freeze it. I then add it to hot dishes, pasta, scrambled eggs, a beef/tomato dish I make, stir fry, etc. It's perfect!!! Can't wait to try the chocolate molten cake. I think I've commented on it before, as it looks delicious, but this weekend, I'm going to surprise my hubby. It will make his week!