How to Make Spinach Almond Pesto
- In a large strainer, place the baby spinach under the running water and wash thoroughly.
- Allow the water to drain from the spinach.
- In a food processor, pulse spinach, olive oil, almonds, garlic, salt, and pepper until they form a smooth mixture with a chunky texture.
- Pour the sauce into a serving bowl, and serve with crackers or gluten-free toast.
- The traditional pesto is made with basil and pine nuts.
- The word pesto is derived from the Genoese language.
- The first mention of pesto was by Giovanni and Gio Battista Ratto, a mother, and son from Genoa, in 1863.
- Pesto, the word, actually refers to the method of pounding or crushing that is traditionally used in making the pesto dip.
The original recipe for pesto entails usage of Parmesan or Gouda cheese, but this variation, Spinach Almond Pesto, is sans any cheese, and good for a healthy diet.