1

Combine the spinach, parsley, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil (I used about a cup) into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly combined. Add the parmesan and pulse again. Season with salt and pepper.

2

Cook pasta according to directions. Reserve about 1 cup of the hot pasta water.

3

Scoop about ½ cup of the spinach pesto over pasta, mix and add in a small amount of the hot pasta water. The hot water will melt the pesto slightly and coat all of the pasta.

4

Gently toss to combine.
Top with slices of grilled chicken, if you like.

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Directions

1

Combine the spinach, parsley, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil (I used about a cup) into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly combined. Add the parmesan and pulse again. Season with salt and pepper.

2

Cook pasta according to directions. Reserve about 1 cup of the hot pasta water.

3

Scoop about ½ cup of the spinach pesto over pasta, mix and add in a small amount of the hot pasta water. The hot water will melt the pesto slightly and coat all of the pasta.

4

Gently toss to combine.
Top with slices of grilled chicken, if you like.

Fresh Spinach Pesto