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Spinach & walnut pesto

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
5 min
Prep
5 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

Spinach

75 g

Garlic

2 clove(s), chopped

Walnut Halves

30 g

Vegetarian Parmesan Style Hard Cheese

30 g

Olive Oil

2 tablespoons

Ground Nutmeg

¼ teaspoons, level

Instructions

  1. Put 75g young leaf spinach, 2 chopped garlic cloves and 30g walnut halves into a food processor and pulse to a coarse purée.
  2. Add 30g grated vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese and pulse until combined. With the motor running, gradually add 2 tablespoons olive oil, followed by 6-7 tablespoons water, adding it a tablespoonful at a time, until it’s a pesto-like consistency.
  3. Season to taste, add 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and pulse again to combine, then serve with your choice of cooked pasta.

Notes

Serve with 250g pasta for an extra 6 SmartPoints per person. The pesto can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.