My husband and kids like plain pasta – just butter and salt, nothing else. I prefer sauce and protein with my pasta to make it a little healthier. When we have pasta, sometimes it’s hard to make a sauce for just one person, especially if you want protein with it. I came up with a pesto recipe that has added almonds for protein. This pesto recipe is very easy and can be stored in your fridge for a few days.
How to Make this Healthy Pesto with Protein Recipe
Updated from a few years ago and still a great, easy pesto recipe.
Is Pesto Healthy?
Yes, pesto is healthy for you since it has a bunch of antioxidants like vitamin A and vitamin C and has good fats since it’s made with pinenuts and olive oil.
The Easy Pesto Recipe
In a food processor or blender mix water, spinach, olive oil, and almonds. I started with the spinach and water first. Then I added some olive oil and a handful of almonds. You’ll want to add enough of the ingredients to make a paste. Sorry, I’m not including the amounts here. I just tried this for the first time the other night. I included about a half a bag of spinach leaves. After everything is mixed up you can add salt, pepper, and lime juice to taste.
More Easy Pesto Recipes
- This is a Quick and Easy Nut-Free Pesto Sauce from Fearless Dining.
- Try this Mix and match pesto, customize to your own taste from The Decorated Cookie.
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