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10-Minute Garlic & Spinach Pesto

Koala Mama Koala Mama  Follow May 13, 2023 · 1 min read
10-Minute Garlic & Spinach Pesto
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Desperate to get my oldest to eat meat, I started tossing the bite size chicken into pesto and she would eat it as fast as I eat M&M’s. Then she got tired of it. So, as my oldest went on a meat strike, I started experimenting with this gem. It is not only a perfect way to get my oldest to eat chicken, but I found it is also a great way to sneak iron-rich foods into our family’s diet.

Hope you all enjoy!

The ways I use the pesto:

  • over pasta (of course)
  • on chicken
  • as a salty, herbaceous spread in one of my jalapeño cheese bread sandwiches (I’m writing it up now! Stay tuned…).



  1. In a small dry skillet, toast walnuts over medium heat. Stir constantly to prevent burning for about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove nuts from heat and transfer into a bowl to cool.
  3. In a food processor, combine nuts, cheese and grated cheese. Process until finely ground (about 20 to 30 seconds).
  4. Add spinach, lemon juice, and if desired, salt.
  5. Turn on food processor and slowly pour in olive oil. If the pesto is still too thick for your liking, add a little more oil.
  6. Serve with pasta, over chicken, as a spread, or any other food you want!
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