This recipe is one of my favorite finds.  I had a great recipe from a friend, and I decided to change it up.  Spinach Pesto is an acquired taste compared to regular pesto, which is made with basil.  I usually opt for the spinach, however, because it is much easier to find in stores.

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Pine nuts are an essential for making pesto. The only problem is that they are expensive!!  My personal suggestion would be to call the local grocery stores near you and first ask if they carry pine nuts, and second ask how expensive they are.  Pick your pine nuts based on price and quantity, because they all taste the same. Recipe below!

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Spinach Pesto Pasta Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 box Angel Hair Pasta

2 cups spinach (sub Basil for original pesto)

1/2 cup toasted pine nuts

1/2 cup olive oil

1 tsp honey

Directions:

  1. cook your pasta and set oven to 275
  2. spread line nuts on parchment and place in oven for 7-10 minutes
  3. combine spinach, olive oil and pine nuts in a food processor.  Add honey.
  4. stir together cooked pasta and desired amount of pesto, serve and enjoy!

 

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