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Old 03-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Spinach Pesto

Spinach Pesto or Ogre Goo

1/2 pound Spinach, rinsed and shaken dry
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/4 cup crushed walnuts (toasted if you like)
1/3 cup favorite vegetable oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1 tablespoon lemon zest

Puree all in food processor or blender...add water or lemon juice to thin if needed.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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yum, would have to leave out the walnuts . bet it would still be good with pasta for a quick meal. thanks
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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I've never had pesto, PF. What do you do with it?
It sounds nice... do you put it on crostini, mix it in with pasta, eat it with a spoon? lol
I've got a wee bit of spinach left from last night's dinner and might downsize your recipe and give it a whirl.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:40 PM   #4
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pesto is usually served on pasta and I have even seen it used as a base layer for pizza.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #5
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Spinach Pesto or Ogre Goo

1/2 pound Spinach, rinsed and shaken dry
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/4 cup crushed walnuts (toasted if you like)
1/3 cup favorite vegetable oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1 tablespoon lemon zest

Puree all in food processor or blender...add water or lemon juice to thin if needed.
I've never tried a pesto but have thought about it. How do you think it would turn out if I used, pecans instead of walnuts and olive oil instead of vegetable oil?
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:35 PM   #6
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Thanks Dave. I've read enough times of people making it, I just never paid attention to what they were eating it with, lol.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:10 PM   #7
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Thanks Dave. I've read enough times of people making it, I just never paid attention to what they were eating it with, lol.
Pa I bet you would love your pesto on a andwich or panini. I plan to mek some to use Sunday when we make panini's I don't see why pecans wouldn't work I myself will use walnuts or pinenuts in mine. good luck.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:02 PM   #8
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Copied and filed under "ogregoo." LOL!
Spinach is a rather fragile green, so I try to prep, cook, and eat it quickly. This looks like a great way to stretch the shelf life a bit.
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I really want to make this PF. My question is, about how long does it keep in the fridge? I'd mainly be interested in using it for sandwich spread so I wouldn't want it to go all wonky in less than a week or so.
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I've never tried a pesto but have thought about it. How do you think it would turn out if I used, pecans instead of walnuts and olive oil instead of vegetable oil?
pecans woulkd be okay and the recipe does say your favorite vegetable oil...olive oil does fit in that category, unless you want to be specific about olives being a fruit!
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