I also can't stop them from sticking their little fingers in the bowl to taste their creation which I don't mind since this pesto packs a lot of healthy antioxidants and omege-3 fatty acids! They pick a new pasta shape each time to make the dish exactly what they want! Today they picked shell pasta. Very simple and kid friendly!
4 c. fresh spinach, packed
1/2 c. walnut halves or pieces
1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
1/2 c. parmesan cheese, shredded
olive oil - approximately 1/4 cup
salt to taste
In a food processor add spinach, walnuts, garlic, and parmesan and pulse until walnuts are roughly chopped.
Turn food processor on and stream in olive oil until pesto comes together to form a paste like consistency. Add salt to taste. Makes approximately one cup of pesto - enough to feed four hungry mouths!
Toss with your favorite pasta - hot out of the colander. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.