If you're in the mood to make your own pesto, this recipe has some extra oomph thanks to a whole pound of fresh spinach. Keep this dish in mind when cooking for pint-sized eaters, too, since it's the perfect way to sneak more veggies onto their dinner plates.
1 pound regular or baby spinach or 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets and steamed
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Put basil, cheese, nuts, lemon juice and garlic into a food processor and pulse until almost smooth. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in oil until combined. Add spinach, salt and pepper and pulse again to combine.
Per Serving: Serving size: 2 tablespoons, 180 calories (160 from fat), 18g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 4g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber), 4g protein.
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