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5-minute spinach, walnut pesto // cait's plate

spinach walnut pesto

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2/3 cup 1x
  • Category: sauce


this veggie-packed pesto comes together in 5 minutes flat and is great for topping pizzas, pastas or even sandwiches!


  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 large handful fresh basil
  • 23 cloves garlic, peeled & minced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese (sub nutritional yeast for a dairy-free version)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. Combine all ingredients except for olive oil into a food processor.  Begin to process and slowly stream in olive oil until you’ve reached your desired consistency.  Add additional basil, garlic or parmesan as desired.


  • Pesto will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Add a splash of lemon juice to prevent browning.

Keywords: pesto, spinach, walnut, sauce

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