Spinach and walnut pesto

A simple and delicious pesto from spinach and walnuts. Pesto is very versatile and it could be used by itself on some naan bread, crossini or on pasta, veggies and many other ways if you get creative.


5 min


5 min




2 cup fresh spinach leaves
3 cloves garlic, peeled
½ cup walnuts or pre-soaked cashew nuts
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan or soft tofu
1 tsp salt or to taste
juice of one lemon
approx ½ cup olive oil


  1. In the bowl of food processor add spinach leaves, garlic, walnuts, parmesan cheese, lemon juice.
  2. Mix well to break the walnuts and spinach leaves.
  3. In a steady stream add olive oil, pulsing until olive oil is blended into other ingredients and mixture forms a loose paste.
  4. If your pesto is too thick, add additional olive oil one tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Season with salt.
  6. Enjoy!

Note: Check my video on how to make it using the food processor and some ideas were I use it.