Pass the greens please! Fresh pesto is such a delight and can add so much flavor to lots of different dishes. Plus this is seriously easy to prepare! The baby puree is a simple puree of spinach and peas with a hint of basil… a great way to introduce basil for my baby. The pesto for the rest of the family isn’t your traditional pesto because I’ve added fresh spinach. This is a superb way to sneak in another veggie on your plate.
Spinach Pea “Pesto”
- 2 cups packed Baby Spinach, tough stems removed
- 1 cup Peas (I used frozen peas and thawed them)
- 1 large Basil Leaf
Steam the spinach, peas and basil together. I used the Beaba Babycook machine for this but you could simply steam these in a steamer basket in a pot of water. Puree the mixture in a food processor or blender until desired consistency is reached.
- 1 cup Baby Spinach
- 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Clove Garlic
- Salt and Pepper
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix until well combined.
This pesto is great tossed with pasta and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.