Pepped Up Pesto

Pesto is one of my favourite things ever. Whilst it is delicious mixed into pasta, it also tastes great as a marinade on meats like chicken and beef. I just think it is a really versatile thing that can be added to so many meals. When I started eating clean, making my own pesto was one of the first things on the list. I eat so much of it that it was a given really, and whilst I used to love shop-bought pesto, having tried a fresh pesto made with a bunch of really delicious ingredients has made shop-bought pesto taste bland in comparison.
You will need:

200g pine nuts
2 x lemons
6 x garlic cloves
2 x handfuls of basil leaves
4 x handfuls of spinach

Whack it all in a blender (leaves first as they turn to liquid and help break down the nuts), add you seasoning on top – I just went for plain old salt n’ pepper.

Whizz it up until it is smooth and everything has been mashed within an inch of its life. Warning – the smell that hits you when you open the blender is amazing. This pesto really packs a punch of flavour.

Pop it in a jar and keep it in the fridge, this serves about six portions and lasts for around three weeks in the fridge. You could add cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and all sorts of tasty additions if you fancy.

Do you like pesto? Have you ever had it fresh?
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