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Greek basil, spinach & walnuts pesto

Greek basil spinach and walnuts pesto

This Greek basil, spinach & walnuts pesto, is utterly delicious and absolutely easy to do. The Greek basil, brings a distinctive aroma, while the spinach, walnuts, lemon & extra-virgin olive oil, have great health benefits.

Pesto’s are one of those life saver food that you buy when really short of time.

They are people pleasers, and are perfect with pasta, (how comforting), potatoes gnocchi, and can enhance any meat, fish and vegetable dish.

The problem with many shop-bought pesto sauces, is that they are devoid of nutrients, quite rich in calories, may have added ingredients of dubious quality or inflammatory, and they became an instant temptation for pitta bread dips.

Some ready-made pesto are made with inflammatory seeds oils and may have added sugar and salt ( to cover up for the sugar ad enhance their flavor)

Homemade pestos are super quick to make, retains all the nutrients of the ingredients, and let you use up leftovers for a fully sustainable kitchen.

Say goodbye to ready-made pesto!

Greek basil spinach and walnuts pesto

Greek basil, Spinach and Walnuts Pesto

"A delicious, full of aroma, healthy quick pesto recipe that will enhance any dish. Fantastic with potatoes gnocchi."
8 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • 1/2 packet Baby spinach
  • a handful Greek basil leaves
  • 12-15 Walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese freshly gratetd
  • a dash Lemon juice
  • Sea Salt to taste


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender, wizz at low speed until everything is blended but not too smooth.
Keyword pesto

Try it with gluten-free potatoes gnocchi…

Italian Potato Gnocchi cooking with some spinach

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