Spinach Pesto


  • 3 cloves of garlic, zested
  • 1 ounce Parmesan, grated
  • 16 ounces of spinach
  • 1 bunch of basil, leaves removed
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/4  cup of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1.  Place the basil leaves, spinach, garlic, lemon juice and zest, Parmesan, and walnuts into the bowl of a food processor and pulse a several times. You may need to add spinach in two batches. Just pulse the ingredients. It will give you room to add more spinach.
  2. While the food processor is running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady small stream. Occasionally stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor.
  3. Then add about a tablespoon or more of water. Want it to be combined but not watery. Pulse a ounce of goat cheese and salt to taste.