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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Pine Nut-Spinach Pesto

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Category: Vegetables, Microwave

 Ingredients List

  • 10 oz Frozen spinach -- 1 pkg.
  • 1/2 c Chicken broth
  • 1 tb All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 ts Garlic salt
  • 1/4 ts Lemon pepper
  • 1/2 ts Oregano
  • 1/4 c Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tb Green onions -- thinly
  • Sliced
  • 1/4 c Pine nuts -- toasted, * see
  • Note
  • Parmesan cheese -- ** see
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  • 1 tb Yogurt
  • 1 tb Mayonnaise


* You can substitute sunflower kernels or chopped almonds for the pine nuts
if desired. ** A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese if using this sauce for pasta,
or a mixture of yogurt and mayonnaise if using as a sauce for grilled
chicken or fish.

PESTO: Place frozen spinach in microwave on microwave-safe dish. Cover with
vented plastic wrap and thaw several minutes on high. Break up center with
fork. Drain spinach, pressing out excess moisture. Place in food processor;
add chicken broth, flour, garlic salt, lemon-pepper seasoning and oregano.
Puree this mixture. Pour back into microwave bowl. Cook on high for 2
minutes. If cooking on stove, cook and stir until thickened. Add tomatoes,
green onion and pine nuts; heat through. Toss this with pasta and sprinkle
with Parmesan cheese. If using as a sauce for grilled chicken or fish, mix
the mayonnaise and yogurt with the pesto.

Yield: About 1-1/2 cups

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