Onion & Spinach Pesto

Onion & Spinach Pesto

Preparation Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 0 min.

Ingredients:

½ cup Gills' diced yellow onions

1 large garlic clove

3 cups spinach lightly packed, and washed

¾ cup toasted walnuts, chopped

⅔ cup coarsely grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese

¼ tsp ground black pepper

2 tbsp walnut oil

2 tbsp olive oil, divided

Directions:

  1. In a food processor with the motor running, drop in garlic and chop. Turn off motor and add spinach, walnuts, cheese, onions and pepper. Pulse to chop to coarse consistency.
  2. Add walnut oil and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Pulse to blend and create a fine consistency.
  3. Pour into a 1½ cup container. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over surface to cover and seal. Just before serving mix in oil.

Use Onion pesto as a topping for pizza, add to cooked pasta, or soup as flavor accent.

Tip: To toast walnuts arrange in a single layer on a large cookie sheet. Toast at 350ºF for 5 to 7 minutes.