Spinach Pesto { nut free}

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spinach pesto

Today I want to welcome Joyce Schmalz from The Skinny Pear to my blog! Joyce will be a regular contributor, sharing awesome Paleo recipes, twice a month! You can connect with her on her Facebook page, Twitter, or her blog.


Pesto is an amazing thing to have at your fingertips.  It is so easy to make and is full of refreshing ingredients.

A great pesto can infuse flavor into what might be a boring dish.  Pestos are amazing for creating layers of flavor and a pesto can really be anything.  It’s simply fusing flavors together, pesto combinations are unlimited.

Most pestos typically have pine nuts in them, but as I combed through my pantry, I didn’t have any and I could have substituted some other nuts in it, but I just didn’t think that walnuts or almonds would work in this one.


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Spinach Pesto { nut free}
  • 3 handfuls Spinach
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice from ½ a lime
  • Lime zest
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 handful raisins
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well mixed.
  2. Use on top of roasts (try my BBQ Beef Roast with Spinach Pesto), add to meatballs, salads and more.


spinach pesto



joyce bio picJoyce is a mother to two beautiful children, wife to an amazing husband.  She spends her day’s blogging at The Skinny Pear, studying to become a registered holistic nutritionist and runs a photography business.  When she’s not busy doing all of that, she’s skiing down mountains in the winter and fishing in the summer.  Oh and she’s running her first half marathon this year!  For more of her recipes, head over to her blog.



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