Sunday, July 28, 2013

Yes, It's That Good!

Another pesto recipe for freezing.


1 (16 oz) package spaghetti
4 oz. Pecorino-Roman cheese, cut into cubes
6 cloves garlic
2 cups loosely packed baby spinach
1 cup firmly packed basil leaves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil

1.  Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.  Cook spaghetti at a boil until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.  Transfer spaghetti to a large bowl.

2.  Put cubed Romano cheese in the bowl of a food processor; process until coarsely grated, about 30 seconds.  Put garlic into the food processor and process until the cheese and garlic are combined.  Add spinach, basil, walnuts, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt; process until the mixture comes together into a thick paste.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

3.  With food processor running, drizzle olive oil into the mixture.  Continue processing until the oil is integrated smoothly.

4.  Pour sauce over spaghetti and toss to coat.

Source:, submitted by Baking Nana. You can find it here.

Cook's Note:  I didn't make the whole recipe, just the pesto.  And I omitted the walnuts due to our nut free zone.  This had such a good flavor!

1 comment:

  1. You sure have been finding a lot of amazing pesto recipes lately! Did you guys already eat this, or do you still have it? If you have it, I could take a quick picture of it with my camera since this picture is a little blurry. Seriously, this sounds really good.