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Old 06-07-2008, 10:56 AM   #6
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Spinach Pesto:

puree for the pesto:
1 cup of spinach leaves, packed
1/2 cup basil (if not, use about a TB of dried and add more spinach)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 T. lemon juice
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicy)
optional: a 1/4 cup or so of parmesan/ if you add the cheese, you may want to add less salt

Cook:
1/2 lb. pasta (linguine or fettuccine)

Combine for garnish:
1 cup roma tomatoes seeded and diced
1 T. white wine vinegar
1 T. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Toss together:
drained pasta
spinach pesto (if the pesto seems thick, add a little of the pasta water to it before you drain the pasta)

Serve with:
tomato garnish

Hope y'all like it!
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