Dairy Free Spinach Pesto

Dairy Free Spinach Pesto

This pesto is so colourful and tastes awesome. Its packed with an array of nourishing goodness, which all complement each other to create a gorgeous punchy flavour.

Basil leaves are usually used in pesto, however spinach is a staple food in my kitchen and it goes in everything from smoothies, to curries, to salads and you guessed it… pesto!

So what makes this pesto healthy?

  • Spinach – Rich in iron and loaded with flavonoids which act as antioxidants, protecting the body from free radicals.
  • Walnuts – Omega-3 fats to support brain health which can enhance cognitive and motor function. 
  • Pine Nuts – Vitamins A and lutein, which are known to support sharper vision. They also contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that helps to reduce cholesterol and protect against cardiovascular and heart diseases.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Can help decrease blood pressure, osteoporosis and skin damage.
  • Garlic – Anti-bacterial properties that boost the function of the immune system.
  • Nutritional Yeast – Nutty, cheesy flavour and provides a wealth of B vitamins (nutritional yeast is different to quick yeast and can be found in most health food shops or on Amazon).
  • Lemons – Help to strengthen the immune system, cleanse the stomach, and are considered to be a blood purifier. Lemons are also high in vitamin C which maximises the body’s ability to absorb iron.

I love this pesto with spiralized courgette, on a bed of spinach with cherry tomatoes!

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It’s also amazing on toasted rye bread, with my lemon and coriander hummus with sliced cucumber and tomatoes.

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I hope you enjoy.

Nicky x

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Dairy Free Spinach Pesto
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Makes one large portion.
Dairy Free Spinach Pesto
Print Recipe
Makes one large portion.
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Place everything into a food processor in the order listed above, along with a pinch of salt and some black pepper
  2. Blend for a few minutes till everything is smooth and creamy
Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge and see the flavours enhance as the days go on. Will stay fresh for about 3-4 days.

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